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Forum: Fish 06-26-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By DBlauj
Nothing beats wild Apistos. Finnage on wild...

Nothing beats wild Apistos. Finnage on wild species will amaze you, even wild Cacatuoides are amazing.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By DBlauj
75g would be fine. Sent from my iPad...

75g would be fine.


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Forum: Fish 03-31-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By DBlauj
An easy way to spot Cacatuoide females is if they...

An easy way to spot Cacatuoide females is if they have black edging in their ventral fins (bottom front), males will not have black. Also the dorsal fin (top fin) of males with be extended usually...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By DBlauj
Ph is not as important as having low TDS for...

Ph is not as important as having low TDS for Apistos to have successful spawns. Don't get me wrong the lower the ph the better but I have had black water species like my Bitaeniata Tefes spawn in a...
Forum: Fish 02-11-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By DBlauj
Was this their first spawn? If so it's common...

Was this their first spawn? If so it's common for Apisto females to consume their eggs first time around. A few factors that lead eggs to being eaten are inexperienced mothers, safety of where the...
Forum: Fish 02-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By DBlauj
Kind of cold for shipping right now but Tony @...

Kind of cold for shipping right now but Tony @ the Betta Shop in MN has top quality Bettas. Have a look http://www.mnbettashop.com


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Forum: Fish 11-26-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By DBlauj
Great write up. I recently had my culture of...

Great write up. I recently had my culture of worms infested with mites also. Was contemplating on going soil less. Keep us updated on how your culture progresses.
Forum: Fish 11-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By DBlauj
http://tedsfishroom.com/ Ted is awesome. A...

http://tedsfishroom.com/

Ted is awesome. A very reliable source and well known hobbyist. He has Nannostomus mortenthaleri
Nannostomus eques ( I have 10 of these guys and love them as dither...
Forum: Fish 11-19-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By DBlauj
Your water parameters should be fine for your...

Your water parameters should be fine for your Apistos as I keep mine in similar conditions. If you plan on breeding them that may be a different case as the hard water makes it tough for the eggs to...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By DBlauj
White worm culture crash

The soil of my white worm culture has become really moist as of late. Does anyone know what this means? Is my culture beginning to crash and what can I do other then split it and start a new...
Forum: Fish 11-05-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,652
Posted By DBlauj
Scarletts are beautiful fish with a ton of...

Scarletts are beautiful fish with a ton of personality. I was lucky enough to buy some juvies a while back but did not have the patience to grow them out
cause the fry take a while to mature....
Forum: Fish 10-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By DBlauj
I stop feeding all my Apistos bloodworms or...

I stop feeding all my Apistos bloodworms or blackworms. They love them but my first two pairs of Apistos developed what I assume was bloat from the worms and died. They looked fine and full and then...
Forum: Fish 10-11-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By DBlauj
Your tank setup would be a great home for a pair...

Your tank setup would be a great home for a pair of Cacs. I keep and breed Apistos with almost the same water parameters as you have so that should be no problem. The tank mates you've selected...
Forum: Fish 09-12-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By DBlauj
The fins on males and females are noticeably...

The fins on males and females are noticeably different also. The dorsal fin on males will usually have the third fin/spike longer than the rest, females will not have that. From what I've have...
Forum: Fish 09-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By DBlauj
Congrats on the spawn!! Like you said so many...

Congrats on the spawn!! Like you said so many people have said that the actual Viejita is a rarity in the hobby. This is probably a color form form of Ap. Macmasteri but either way it is a gorgeous...
Forum: Fish 09-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By DBlauj
Like Gus said a variety of foods is best for...

Like Gus said a variety of foods is best for them. If they take to liking the pellets you have stick with it. Not all Apistos will even take pellets so those that do make life easier.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By DBlauj
Your water conditions and tank size would be just...

Your water conditions and tank size would be just fine for a pair of German Blues and Gold Rams. I keep wild Apistos in a ph of 7.4 and have no problems. Rams require a slightly warmer temp but I...
Forum: Fish 08-28-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By DBlauj
Are those some neons and endlers/fancy guppies in...

Are those some neons and endlers/fancy guppies in the tank also? Do you plan on growing out the fry? If so I'd either remove the fry or else move the other fishes. If you don't the fry will slowly...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By DBlauj
30G would be perfect for either species. A trio...

30G would be perfect for either species. A trio of Cacatuoides would work great for the tank.
Forum: Fish 06-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By DBlauj
PM'd

PM'd
Forum: Plants 06-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DBlauj
I have a little bit of macro/micro mix left over...

I have a little bit of macro/micro mix left over from my last mix. Would that cure the problem? I also have ottos and would dosing effect them?
Forum: Plants 06-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DBlauj
Holes in my tiger lotus and crypts

I have been experimenting with a dirt'd 10 gallon tank before I move onto anything bigger but lately two of my plants have been having holes in the leaves. I have two 16w 6500k bulbs and have...
Forum: Fish 06-04-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By DBlauj
Apisto VS Kribs

Both are awesome fish to keep. Just a matter of what you prefer.
Forum: Fish 05-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By DBlauj
Tetras are awesome at snatching up fry. Either...

Tetras are awesome at snatching up fry. Either move the tetras or move the rams into their own tank.
Forum: Fish 05-29-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By DBlauj
cave dwellers??

Apistos don't actually dwell in caves rather just use it to breed. They will appreciate the soft water thought. If you are interested in any I have some cacatuoides fry.
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