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Nice, he's a looker. Did you ever figure out what caused the die off your original females?
No idea. Really strange situation, but I haven't had any deaths since I took out the botanicals and switched back to tap water. I don't know if it was bad luck with bad fish (one female was confirmed to be an old female) or something in the tank.

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It is cocoa fiber that gets used to line hanging basket... They LOVE it..
Thanks! Looks perfect for raising fry, and I think I can work it into my blackwater tank very nicely, as just some extra stuff on the bottom.


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I just found this forum, and this thread, what amazing apistos!

I'm relatively new to the hobby, and very new to apistos. I have two juveniles, one I'm sure is a male and the other, smaller one, I'm not so sure about yet. They're such personable fish, I never knew there was such a thing. Here are my two Apistogramma Cacatuoides:
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I just found this forum, and this thread, what amazing apistos!

I'm relatively new to the hobby, and very new to apistos. I have two juveniles, one I'm sure is a male and the other, smaller one, I'm not so sure about yet. They're such personable fish, I never knew there was such a thing. Here are my two Apistogramma Cacatuoides:
Hard to say on the second photo it could go either way. I would lean more towards female though due to its rounded tail but only time will tell.

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Hard to say on the second photo it could go either way. I would lean more towards female though due to its rounded tail but only time will tell.

I'm definitely hoping it's a female... that said, the other guy chases the little one around quite often... I'm hoping he's just acting like a juvenile and harassing a girl he likes

I'm going to be adding sand areas this weekend for them and thinking about adding oak leaves from the yard, make 'em feel a little more at home.
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I'm definitely hoping it's a female... that said, the other guy chases the little one around quite often... I'm hoping he's just acting like a juvenile and harassing a girl he likes

I'm going to be adding sand areas this weekend for them and thinking about adding oak leaves from the yard, make 'em feel a little more at home.
Where did you buy them?

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I bought them from my LFS. They had gotten quite a few from a local breeder a couple weeks before I had come in. They were in a tank with many other juveniles and looked almost identical, except for one being slightly bigger than the other.

I understand I'm taking a chance, but if it turns out to be another male, or a female that my male doesn't take kindly to, I have another tank it could go in. I really would rather not take it back, I feel so bad when I do.
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Apistos are my favorite fish. Here is my male orange apistogramma cacatuoides and one of his ladies






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here is my male cacatuoide!

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here is my male cacatuoide!

What kind of cave is that in the background? Coconut?

Such a pretty apisto!
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yep!
cut in half and made an opening with a dremel mini drill
i have 3 like thess in my 55g, for my rams, and my baenshis inka 50
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cut in half and made an opening with a dremel mini drill
i have 3 like thess in my 55g, for my rams, and my baenshis inka 50
Where's the pics of the Baenschi?

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Where's the pics of the Baenschi?
Thats what I want to see!

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