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Old 04-11-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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Good news and bad news


The good news: I believe my apistos have bred.
The bad news: My female has become very territorial and aggressive.

Any tips on how to cut down the aggression? My poor pygmy cories have been chased around a lot lately.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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Your best bet is to provide lots of cover for your other fish. Disrupt the apisto's line of sight by adding plants, rocks, driftwood, etc. especially around here "cave" so that when she is in her own territory she cannot easily see your other fish. You might also consider moving some or all of your other fish temporarily as all breeding cichlids can be very aggressive, even those that are otherwise relatively peaceful.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Breeding apistos and corys don't mix very well. Corys have much better night vision than apistos and will try to get at the eggs. As already noted the females get very aggressive after they spawn, depending on the type of apisto she may beat on the male too. Lots of hiding places and hardscape/plants to break the line of vision help but may not be enough. I am pretty sure that some of the corys I have lost in the past were nipped at and harassed to death by my apistos. Only other livestock in the tank at the time were cardinals and ottos and it is doubtful they were responsible for the ripped fins on the corys.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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I don't really mind if the eggs are eaten, it's just more of a matter of the female going crazy. My cories seem to know to stay out of the way for the most part. The thing is, she decided she didn't like cave I gave her, so she set up shop somewhere else. Her new cave is in the middle of the tank, so now she's a gatekeeper when other fish want to move around.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:00 AM   #5
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Alright, it's official. I have fry swimming around
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