Apisto breeders

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  1. nate

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    So tiny but so beautiful these fish

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    And so much more peaceful!


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    How big tanks do they need and what's the caring requirements like?

    There's an online store I can purchase them from here and I would love to try keeping them .. they are so adorable
     
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    This is the list I've been given
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    Am sure @Chandz and others will chime in. You can keep a pair (male & female) or a single male in a 60cm planted tank with other smaller and peaceful fish eg guppies, ember tetra.

    Great fish. never keep 2 males together and don’t keep with nippers or other semi-aggressive fish. They are soft water fish. The agassizzi on the 2nd pic looks the nicest to me.

    Easy to feed with hikari micro pellets, frozen daphnia & cyclops. They like Vibrabites too.
     
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    I was thinking a species only tank with a pair of each kind on the list .. looks like I have to choose one of them and keep just that then.

    60cm tank is what I don't have space for. I do have a custom tank being built to go in my cupboard and will remove the door dimensions are 350W X 350L by 450H. I ordered one as a fry tank but could only get delivery on a minimum order so ordered the second one to fill the order lol. I have the space for it coz there's 2 cupboards which I'm not using
     
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    Yep. Think a footprint of 35 x 35cm is not quite enough for an apisto... perhaps better suited to a betta?
     
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    I kept a pair of veijitas in a standard 1 ft tank. never got any fry but the fish were fine. Had lots of anubias and a ceramic cave at the diagonal corners. No other fish in the tank. They lived about 2.5 years like that without any issues
     
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    Lol so I should rule out this being an idea. Wouldn't keep a Betta tbh. But maybe worth a shot worst case scenario
     
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    Wow. Lol I honestly don't plan on breeding them so that's no bummer. Reason I'm getting a fry tank for my malawis is mainly because you can't stop them from breeding so would be good to have a tank running where the female can rest and will decide what to do with the fry. Unless it's my Demasoni. Then I will definitely grow to sell because they costed me close to 500Rand each excluding shipping. So I'm definitely going to make sure I get some back hahaha also the scarcity of them here makes it worth while and those shops that claim to have them do so in mixed tanks so no one's certain that they are pure breed
     
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    As @A new day said, I personally wouldn't get anything smaller than a 60cm for a pair. At times they can be very hard on their partners and kill them so I that extra space is important. If I had the space, I would keep pairs in 90cm (3ft) tanks as that's what I find works the best for them.

    Also keep in mind, although they are Dwarf Cichlids, Macmasteri males (often mislabeled at Viejita) can reach 8cm. One of my older males is already over 7cm.

    If you're not looking to breed then a single male might work, but keep in mind that stability is key with them and that's often what small tanks lack.
     
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    Okay so definitely a no for me then. Thanks @Chandz for the above information. I will look for more suitable fish for a tank that size
     
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    Those photos are amazing! Seems like all the strains are good parents
     
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    Thank you! Yes, all the species so far have been good parents.


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