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Old 06-26-2014, 02:22 AM   #31
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You shouldn't need to put in a divider, apistos, like any cichlid take very good care of there young. The female protects the immediate area spawn site, while the male protects the perimeter. Unless you plan on hand raising them I would leave the divider out,

But the tank looks good
Mommy keeps eating eggs. I guess they are not getting fertilized.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:32 PM   #32
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:33 AM   #33
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Looks great! What lights are you using?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:49 PM   #34
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love the fish, which apistogramma is a triple red? I used window film from hardware store on back of tank, looks cool!
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #35
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Default apistogramma cacatuoides

apistogramma cacatuoides, I have over 30 as a best guess. Satellite LED PLUS.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:47 AM   #36
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:33 AM   #37
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Gratz! Great looking tank and also awesome apistos! They are too expensive here but when I come back to the US I intend to setup an apisto tank. Will probably go for a dirt tank as you have. What is the lighting you use on this tank?

I remember reading somewhere that if they have another spawn of eggs while caring for fry, they may begin eating the fry? May want to keep an eye on the fry if you have already another spawn in the waiting.
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I use Satellite LED Plus for lights. I took some out before they ate them all. I think Dad was eating them and maybe the cory cat. When they start swimming around in a group after a few days I'm going to take them out. My heater broke so they might not survive I'm going to pick one up but they should spawn again soon.
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If they start swimming around, you may want to keep them in the tank. Apistos are cichlids and they have parental care instincts. It may take a couple of spawns for the behavior to kick in but it will in the end and you will be better off this way rather than taking care of the spawn each time yourself.

Normally, the father shouldn't let anyone near the cave where the eggs are. Odds are either he ate them himself, or if you have snails the snails might have gotten to them.

Bump: BTW, is this the wild type cacatuoides?

edit: sorry, forgot that you already mentioned they were triple reds... The coloration is a little too orange than red, hence my confusion I guess.

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Old 09-12-2014, 02:25 PM   #40
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Looks pretty natural. Just need a background to hide the filter and the wall behind it..
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