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honglsoi sexing

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by Odile, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Looking at the video and the behavior of the fish, I would say you have a pair but the female isn't interested in breeding at the moment. Changes in food and tank conditions might encourage spawning.
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    Thank you Mike. I never bred apistos and would love to do so. A week ago I added alder cones in the tank and the pH is now around 6. I feed the mostly frozen brine shrimps, and occasionally frozen blood worms. I also tried dried food but never saw them eat it. Are my water parameter good for breeding Should I try to vary the food?
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Your water values appear fine, although I would try to lower the pH to <6.5 if it were my tank. Maybe adding a more varied diet would help, but it seem ok to me. I always add live bbs to my fish's diet. I think now is the time for patience.
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    My male died suddenly about 3 weeks ago, and here is a picture of my "female" a week and a half later ...

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    ^^
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