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Recent content by Mike Wise

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    Suitable tank mates - again

    Will you be changing the substrate in the 54 l multi tank to an inert blackwater substrate?
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    Apistogramma Macmasteri Harem Stocking

    Polygamous males try to establish a territory that will house several females' territories in it. The male will spawn with each female and leave the female's territory. If there is only 1 female, the male often harasses even brooding females in an attempt to breed. Casually polygamous males...
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    Apistogramma Macmasteri Harem Stocking

    BTW, A. macmasteri, like most regani-lineage species, is not polygamous. A male, if it does not have a need to protect a territory, will 'explore' other opportunities. I consider then casually polygamous, but males do not make an effort to acquire a harem.
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    Apistogramma Kullanderi bred in the Uk for the first time, spawned feb 23rd 2021 Surrey uk

    Congratulations on your success. FYI I know of several hobbyists in the US and Far East that reproduced this species over the past 3 years. Still not a common occurrence.
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    Add a pair with a solo female?

    The same is true for most killifish. My guess is because males, being more colorful and fancy, would sell faster than females. Shops certainly do not want to be stuck with a tank of drab females. Most aquarium keepers are not really interested in breeding, only looks. I have always thought that...
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    Apistogramma Borellii or is it?..

    A. borellii is easily identified by its lateral band. This band has zigzag borders and (usually) only visible on the posterior half of the body.
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    Add a pair with a solo female?

    Often yes, but it depends on many factors. I personally do not understand why people add potential breeding pairs of cichlids to community tanks. All it seems to do is stress out everyone in the tank to some extent.
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    What dry food should I feed my Apistos?

    We can ask ourselves a similar question. How many pieces of popcorn or peanuts do you eat in 30 seconds ... In comparison, they are about the same size.
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    My fish has a broken dorsal fin. Can they grow back?

    Call me anything - but don't call me late for dinner!:)
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    What dry food should I feed my Apistos?

    Contrary to MacZ, every apisto I ever kept (in the thousands over the past 40 years), eagerly ate baby brine shrimp. This is a commonly recommended live food for apistos.
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    What dry food should I feed my Apistos?

    Several brands of dry foods have been recommended by apisto keepers in the past. Do a search for "dry food". What will and will not be acceptable for your fish depends on species, wild or tank raised I consider dry foods as a supplement to a live/frozen food diet only. To me if the fish are not...
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    My fish has a broken dorsal fin. Can they grow back?

    You are correct, dorsal spine III is usually the longest on male A. trifasciata. It is possible that the tip will grow again, but usually not as long. You might try something Betta breeders do (did?) when males damage their fins. Add a vitamin B complex to their food.
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    My fish has a broken dorsal fin. Can they grow back?

    Which part is broken? I do not see it.
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    Can apisto species in the same group cross breed ?

    Yes, select species that are from different species-groups (A. nijsseni & A. wolli are in the same species-group) and are as different in appearance as possible.
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    Can apisto species in the same group cross breed ?

    anewbie, you seem to be set on keeping similar species together. That is your choice. I would never knowingly acquire - or sell - fish to someone wanting to do this. That's just me and my choice. What is or is not a species depends on who you ask. Right now there is no officially accepted...
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