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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 06:09 AM
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This is generally what happens between a male and female apisto until the female is ready for spawning, which requires "conditioning" in the form of generous feedings, typically with live/frozen food mixed in and your water conditions need to be right. The male's tend to develop a territory, and when a female enters it, and signals no intent of breeding, he suggests she "poop or get off the pot" so to speak.

Add some dither fish and get a bunch of plants in there and it won't really be an issue. Also, a small cosmetic mirror is a great way to keep the male pre-occupied with defending his turf rather than hunting down the female.
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