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post #16 of 418 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 08:35 PM
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Nope, when I bred them they also grew very slowly. I think that is just how they are. Slow to mature.

Post some pics if you can!

I'd love to get a pair and breed them again. One of my favorite fish.

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Just found this thread! I love apistos as well! Am raising a spawn of the cacatuides triple red as well, and thought it was just me that they grow so slow. Mine are 5 months old and starting to get their color.
Also have 7 young borelli hoping to breed soon and a pair of fire reds that will not do anything for me.
My first pair of fire reds would do absolutely nothing and I had them for a year before the male took the leap of faith. I've heard that agies are finicky when it comes to pairing up. The fire red posted in the pics died on Christmas Eve from dropsy. This weekend I'm picking up 2 pair that will be going into the 40b biotope along with my remaining female.

The biggest issue I have with these fry is getting them transitioned over to flake food. I did get them some Hikari blood worms and they crush them, since I've started with the blood worms they've been gaining size steadily.

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Here is an attempt of a macro pic of my Super Red Cacatuoides. Still need some practice with macro photography. Honestly, my all time favorite fish. Next would be German Blue Rams Glad to see others enjoy Apistos just as much!



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one of my males cacatuides excuse the tannins its a breeding tank. so tons of leaves
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Nope, when I bred them they also grew very slowly. I think that is just how they are. Slow to mature.

Post some pics if you can!

I'd love to get a pair and breed them again. One of my favorite fish.
Here you go, babies!!!!
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Aww they look great! Just starting to color up too. It looks like you have a good mix of males and females. When I breed kribs I tend to get skewed sex ratios. Way too many males. Probably some sort of a temperature or water parameter difference when the eggs are developing.

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Aww they look great! Just starting to color up too. It looks like you have a good mix of males and females. When I breed kribs I tend to get skewed sex ratios. Way too many males. Probably some sort of a temperature or water parameter difference when the eggs are developing.
Yeah it's defiantly a temperature issue and looks like I lucked out a bit. I think it's still going to be heavy on the male side though.

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Most pistos throw 1:1 @ 26c.
At 29c the skew to5:1 in favor of males...Yea guess why I went to investigate ??
Other pistos are a effected by PH in the very same way....
BUT you have DAYS to move the eggs to the temp/ph that would give you the ratio you desire....
I was reading up on all this in Romers cichlid atlas part1...

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Most pistos throw 1:1 @ 26c.
At 29c the skew to5:1 in favor of males...Yea guess why I went to investigate ??
Other pistos are a effected by PH in the very same way....
BUT you have DAYS to move the eggs to the temp/ph that would give you the ratio you desire....
I was reading up on all this in Romers cichlid atlas part1...

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Here is the irinidae...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAa6yZUjcG0

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Gorgeous fish! They don't look like that in the store, so I rarely see them purchased. Just a note: Not sure if a typo, but I've seen it three times at least in your posts - it's Apistogramma hongsloi, not A. hongslio.
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Most pistos throw 1:1 @ 26c.
At 29c the skew to5:1 in favor of males...Yea guess why I went to investigate ??
Other pistos are a effected by PH in the very same way....
BUT you have DAYS to move the eggs to the temp/ph that would give you the ratio you desire....
I was reading up on all this in Romers cichlid atlas part1...

Mr. hongslio
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Here is the irinidae...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAa6yZUjcG0

Enjoy fish heads!

Beautiful hongsloi! What is that grassy stuff behind Mrs. Hongsloi in the second pic?
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Beautiful everyone. Here is my current triple red cacatuoides
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I don't have any Apistos now, but years ago I used to have a mated pair of Goldeneye Dwarf ciclids, (Nannacara anomala) and a mated pair of Checkerboard dwarf ciclids (Dicrossus filamentosus).

The Nannacara moms are incredibly psycho. It was fun watching her being hyper-vigilant in a 32 gal tank of Flame and Glowlite Tetras. You could tell where she and her little magic carpet of babies were by where all the Tetras weren't.

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Beautiful hongsloi! What is that grassy stuff behind Mrs. Hongsloi in the second pic?

It is cocoa fiber that gets used to line hanging basket... They LOVE it..

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Here is my male agassizii. He's got two lovely ladies in the mail for him coming today haha.



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Nice, he's a looker. Did you ever figure out what caused the die off your original females?
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