02-23-2006, 08:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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I figure I would give Larry some time. It is possible that he is on vacation or travelling for work.
Tha mating ritual on Apistos is pretty simple. The female will turn bright yellow when she is ready. I have had two or more females turn bright yellow at one time in my 75g and usually get eggs shortly afterwards. I have a pair of Double Reds in my 5g right now. The female has beeen ready for about two weeks but the male doesn't seem too interested. Maybe this is how it goes with pairs since most Apistos prefer harems. My borellis aren't doing anything as of yet. I think they may still be too young.
The Angels look bad and I don't think it is ich. I have had the water around 86 for the past two weeks and added salt so the ich should have ran it's cycle by now. Plants aren't affected by the salt as of yet.
I posted a few pics on here and one guy thinks it is a viral infection. I am leaning towards that and have not begun any antifungal treatments as of yet. I'm not sure what to use for an antifungal and if an antifungal doesn't work, it is probably viral so they will have it until it cures itself or they die! Kinda morbid, I know.
Not much preventative maintenance stuff you can do for plants other than feed them and give them enough light. For the fish, I've never had any problems with them until I got the Peruvian Altums. With planted tanks, it is always said that happy plants makes for happy fish and I have found that to be very true up until now.