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Apistogramma's being aggresive a myth?

I have three pairs of apistogrammas in a 56 Gallon tank together. Everyone told me not to but I did anyways. They're suppose to be aggressive to their own kind but mine don't fight at all. I think because they are all different complex's they do not follow that rule. I have had them all together for the last month and they all get along great!
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56 is probably large enough that they can have their own territory. Males are most of the time the aggressors and its often due to intruders into their area. With Apistos and rams, they only seem to be aggressive with their own kind IME

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They're cichlids. They never follow an exact behavior description.

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they will be aggressive if they dont have their own territory or during mating. how many do you have? if you have pairs it might be a good idea to get a few more females.
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Re: Apistogramma's being aggresive a myth?

It also depends on the type of apisto.

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I have a pair of apistogramma agassizii tefe pearl blues, apistogramma cacatuoides super reds, and a pair of apistogramma redneck macmasteris. They all seem to be doing well with just one female they stay together all the time it's pretty cute.
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I have three pairs of apistogrammas in a 56 Gallon tank together. Everyone told me not to but I did anyways. They're suppose to be aggressive to their own kind but mine don't fight at all. I think because they are all different complex's they do not follow that rule. I have had them all together for the last month and they all get along great!
Anything is possible and keeping multiple pairs of different species (not complexes) of Apistos is possible as well as long as few things are considered. Enough tank space is one, enough cover so that each pair can claim an area, breakage of the line of sight in case of aggression, and really it depends on the fish as well. Not all fishes will exactly be aggressive just because that is the norm of that species. They are still cichlids though so don't be surprised if one or two of the pairs become aggressive towards the third. Congrats on the fish though. Apistos are awesome little fishes.
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One of the Pairs just spawned!!!! I have never heard of this happening with other Apisto pairs in the same tank.
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One of the Pairs just spawned!!!! I have never heard of this happening with other Apisto pairs in the same tank.
Actually it's not that rare. As long as the conditions are right fishes will spawn where ever they see fit.
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Actually it's not that rare. As long as the conditions are right fishes will spawn where ever they see fit.
Well no one in my area has done it. So for me it's a big achievement. But thanks.
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