Your doing better than I am. The cardinals keep dropping. I wouldn't be surprised if they were all wiped out by tomorrow. Funny thing is they all look great and are swimming normally... I think I'm going with Lemon Tetras and Clown Loaches and something else. I think I'm over even apisto's at this point.
I really like the Gertrude Rainbows and Furcata, but they are like $7 a piece... Ive spent my money. I just want a nice lively school... alive being the key word
That’s super unfortunate to hear that your experience has soured to the point of being over Apistos too. It is totally understandable though. A few years ago I lost my entire collection of emersed Crypts, mostly semi rare, during and immediately following a move. I didn’t touch an emersed set up for three years before finally setting up my current 40b. I hope that with time you are able to find yourself enjoying cardinals and Apistos again.
I love my Gertrude’s Rainbowfish! I paid between $2-4 per fish, with the exception of a recent pair of Aru IV which I got for a buck at an auction. If you can find someone in your area who actively keeps and breeds them that is your best bet. I can get the P. gertrudae ‘Aru IV’ from a buddy who breeds them for like $4/ea. I know he makes more than that selling them to the LFS though.
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