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    Viejita and Cacatuoides

    I have what was sold to me as a F1 Viejita now that he is grown I would like a identification if can be, I contacted the importer and he said he is the one that got the wild parents, here is the male And another one I received as a wild Cacatuoidesnot from importer but through someone else.
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    Fry breeding

    I've read about they have been known to start at a early age but this is a first for me, I have some Hongsloi fry five mo. old in a grow out tank with a adult female [temporary] that has gone a holed up in a coconut and filled the entrance with sand and the male she chose is about five times...
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    Wasting disease ?

    I have a agassizii female that is mabe a year old and she is just wasting away, her head is wide as normal but her body is very thin, I have been trying to put weight back on her but no luck, she eats frozen food and live readily but flake no so much. Is it a worm or parasite? If so what med...
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    F1 Viejita "Porto Gaitan" or Mac.?

    These were sold to me as Viejita, I have contacted the original importer and he tells me he imported them as a wild pair in march of last year, these came to me as F1's from the person who breed them. They dont look like my Mac's. [color or tail spot] but that really dont mean much. I was only...
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    Thank you

    For the BD wishes 63 now and cortachy more than before, the wife calls me a old curmudgeon.
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    A. Rio Xingu ?

    I was give these as Rio Xingu but can find little info on them, do these look like them? I'm not sure but are both of these female? Sorry for the crappy pict. but my camera is pretty basic.
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    A. bitaeniata

    I was given 6 of these the other day, the person that gave them to me says there Bits and he has no idea what type, the two males I have, I got from apistodave as a pair M/F but there not there males These look nothing like mine, do these look like Bitaeniata, and what type, also M/F ?
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    Tank size

    Hopefully next week I should be getting my pair of cacs. in, I have 1 female already. After QT will a 30 tall be enough room for one male and two females to breed in or would it be best to keep the females separate and just use the male between the two tanks?
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    vetral fins

    Do all apisto females have black on there ventral fins, in my case agassizii and Hongsloi, there about 1 1/4" long? I received 8 apistos 3 males and 5 females, bags were not marked, single fish per bag, now I'm trying to figure out what the females are.
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    Females in tank

    Can I house two female Hongsloi in one tank, and two agassizii females in another, or will they fight.
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    Mystery Apisto

    This was given to me as a male Hongsloi but it looks nothing like my Hongsloi, any ideas? Thaks.
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    I'm setting up more apisto tanks and want to use some leaves [dried], the only leaves I have here are maple, lg. and sm. oak and tobaga [sp] leaves. Should I stay away from any of these? Would one work better than any other?
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    Hongsloi female

    I ordered a pair of Hongsloi, the female I received looks nothing like the female I have, there body shape is the same, the dorsolateral line is not a zipper shape but more solid, has the stripe through the eye but body color is not the mottled brown but blue colored, does this sound right?
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    Borellii mating?

    The first batch of eggs I did not see the Borellii mating but watching them now I see the female going up to him then turn around and back up to him and a lot of showing off to each other, is this there mating dance? The only cichlids I have breed are kribs with them its easy to tell.
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    My Hongsloi pair have been taking turns sitting in the coconut, her color started turning a ever so slight yellow and both were in the coconut for about 24 hrs., she came out yesterday and he was in it with just his nose hanging out now she has went back to her normal color and she has been in...
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    Borellii eggs?

    I got a male Borellii about 3 weeks ago he is smaller than my female, she started turning a little yellow about a week ago and has been chasing the male around a little, this morning when I went to feed them she was inside the coconut which I have never seen her go into and this afternoon she...
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    Hongsloi and Borellii breeding ?

    I have some of both coming next week from apisto Dave, would like to breed both pares if they take to each other and arrive alive. I've been researching as much as I can, my water is soft GH 6 drops 100 ppm? and KH 1 drop 0-50 ppm? Trying to learn the GH KH thing, reg. water params. no problem...
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    ID Needed

    I'm trying to ID a couple of what I understand to be two male Bitaenata's. The pic. are two that I am buying and have permission to use these pictures, but the seller wishes to remain privet, mods. if I've done something wrong please let me know and I will try to fix. I guess what I'm asking is...