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Apistogramma elizabethae 'Super Red'

Although I was fascinated by Apistogramma ever since I got into the hobby, however I never got the urge to keep them until I came upon my favorite species, Apistogramma elizabethae 'Super Red'. It was definitely an impulse-buy considering the fact they are finicky and a "blackwater" species.

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Beautiful Apistos, where'd you come by them? Elizabethae are usually the hardest to come by, and have a price that matches! I've been looking into apistos for my next tank and plan on using some Agassizii Fire Reds. Atlantis Fish Hatchery is the only place I could find that has them in stock.
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Nice fish! I like apistos a lot too.
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Those are definitely some of the finest apistos I've seen. I just got some A. macmasteri myself although I've kept several different species in the past.

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I got them from Atlantis Tropical Fish Hatchery as well.

One more of the male-
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Nice apistos!! Are they mellow or cranky?


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The male is mostly mellow, except around feeding time he turns a tad aggressive. The female shows no signs of aggression at all.

Here he is in 'flaring' posture-


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Very nice! Reminds me of one of my favorites, A. bitaeniata.


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