Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Apistogramma fry on the way...
So apparently, my water is doing it for my fish. Along with some 3 week old angel fry, my Apistogramma Cacatouides decided to surprise me last night with eggs. Wasn’t sure if they were any good as they are young fish, but I finally got a good look tonight with a flashlight (she found a very tight spot inbetween the lava rocks), and 90% of the eggs are bright pink. I am assuming this means they are good to go. There are a few white infertile eggs (similar to my angels), but otherwise lots of pink eggs!
I had two questions I was hoping to get answers for....
1st. I have dithers in the tank with them - a group of ~10 endlers livebearers. Should I be removing them before the fry become free swimming? I’ve always read that apistos appreciate dithers, but my assumption is that the endlers may prey on the fry until they are too big for their mouths, but still not sure.
2nd. Food? I have BBS going constantly due to the angel fry, and I also have microworms as well. Are Apisto fry able to take BBS right away?
Hopefully this spawn is successful. It’s literally their first - I got them while they were still juveniles. I am somewhat in awe that they already have a spawn.