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Old 10-17-2006, 11:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Two pairs max if there's decent cover for both pairs to establish their territories. If you want to try to evenly space the tank up, put a divider down the middle and place a rock or something which will delineate the boundary. Once the pairs are established on each side, remove the divider.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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My Apistos caucs, orange flash, like the clay pot where my pair of Blue Rams always spawn right out in the open. The first time they spawned in my 29 gallon was on a Red Tiger Lotus leave and it was one of the highlights of this hobby for me.

I also love to watch my little female apisto trying to lure the male into the clay pot, she peaks out of the hole and when she sees him, she darts out and tries to entice him back into the pot with her. She will stay close to that pot and dart out to challenge anyone who dares to swim near it. It's really something to behold, as she is so little and she goes up against the male ram who is very big. She's so entertaining, I could watch her for hours.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a threesome of the Orange Flash cockatoo's that have spawned several times. Linda, I agree with you about the females.They flip their tails at the male. They're really neat to watch.

My pair of Rams liked to spawn on an Amazon Sword leaf.

I really think that SA dwarf cichlids are really neat!
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Anyone wish to share how much they paid for a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides?

I found them for 40 bucks a pair so I opted for bolivian rams instead. Anyone find them cheaper?
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My cockatoos were $4.99 each at Triangle in Durham, NC. Aquamains in Greensboro, NC has them for $26.99 each. Sometimes Nature's Emporium in Burlington, NC sometimes has them for $3.99 to $5.99. The price really varies greatly around here.
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my apisto tank consist of 3 pairs of apistogramma panduro/pandurini pair fo german rams, 3 angels 4 pepper corries,
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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"Where's the beef?" oops! I meant to say, "Where's the fish?"
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Cool driftwood Djtbster!
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Mine housing a trio of A. agassizii 'Tigre' and a pair of German rams.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:46 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have rescaped my entire tank for the benfit of 1) Less maintenance and 2) make it a more conducive set up for my Apisto. I have one male and three females. All 3 of the females have set up shop and spawned. Because there are so many dense coverings, thus good hiding spots, many of the fry have survived to become teenagers that are holding their own in a tank with some real bullies hanging around. I have a small shoal of emperor tetras that have also been spawning at the same time as the Apistos and that has created some interesting dynamics. Anyway, these are really fun fish to watch. I feed the tank bbs that I am hatching 2 times a day and the little guys can pack away the bbs. I replaced my HC foreground with e. tenellus and small carpet forming crypts that gives a nice, low growing foreground for the juvenile Apisto to hang out in. Good luck with your set up.

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