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  1. ButtNekkid

    Is Fry Death Normal?

    Hi, In my experience, that saltwater raises conductivity quite fast. And I don´t think the metabolic waste from the shrimp helps either if you want to maintain some level of water quality. Just my 2 cents.
  2. ButtNekkid

    So much to chose..

    I vote for Abacaxi. That purple throat is quite nice.
  3. ButtNekkid

    Hole in the head?

    Hi, I have never measured PH. I´m lazy and if I get what I want, i.e. breeding apistos, I´m happy. I bet Darrel will take over this thread ;) with his bacteria and archaeons! I stock my tanks with as much floating plants as is humanely possible. Those things love ammonia.
  4. ButtNekkid

    Hole in the head?

    Hi, Seed pods come mainly from https://tanninaquatics.com/ https://tanninaquatics.com/collections/seed-pods/products/sterculia-pod https://tanninaquatics.com/collections/seed-pods/products/cariniana-pod All of my apistos have laid eggs in these...
  5. ButtNekkid

    Hole in the head?

    Hi, I use various botanicals: leaves,seed pods and alder cones. I have had one case of HITH in my tanks before adding these.
  6. ButtNekkid

    How to start breeding in hard water?

    My A. sp. abacaxis did the same thing except they spawned the same day I introduced some N. Marginatus. Maybe just a coincidence? How could adding dithers act as a trigger?
  7. ButtNekkid

    Clay like substrate

    Hi, Darrel and his bad ass links basically changed the way I keep my fish. Especially the patented Duckweed Index™!
  8. ButtNekkid

    Anyone have tips for hatching BBS?

    Hi, Thanks for your thorough reply. What is that cap btw? Does it fit with every bottle?
  9. ButtNekkid

    nannostomus marginatus

    I find that Pistia is all that is needed. New fry emerge every month.
  10. ButtNekkid

    Anyone have tips for hatching BBS?

    Hi, How big a part does temperature play in hatch rate? I think I only have a 50 % hatch rate. I use this mix: https://www.jbl.de/en/products/detail/3358/jbl-artemiomix
  11. ButtNekkid

    New collecting reports

    More entertaining than Netflix! Thank you!
  12. ButtNekkid

    ID confirmation on A. sp Alto Tapiche

    https://www.ruinemans.com/en-GB/9803/dwarf-cichlid-alto-tapiche.html Are you getting them from Ruinemans?
  13. ButtNekkid

    Snails in "blackwater biotope" tanks?

    Hi, I´ve kept one Nerite snail in a 15 gallon blackwater tank. No problems whatsoever
  14. ButtNekkid

    Adding aquarium salt to Tanganyika cichlid tank

    Hi, How does it help with osmotic regulation?
  15. ButtNekkid

    New to Apisto - gotten a baenschi

    Hi, I ´ve bred wild Baenschi several times in water under 100 µS. Darrel´s way for testing water has worked for me fantastically because I´m a lazy aquarist. ;) Also, may I suggest a nice layer of leaf litter on the bottom of the tank. My Baenschi fry really like to dig deep in to the mulm.
  16. ButtNekkid

    New to Apisto - gotten a baenschi

    Hi, Are the apistos wild?
  17. ButtNekkid

    Filter or no filter

    Hi, http://www.swisstropicals.com/about-us/ This guy seems to think that mattenfilters survive much longer in case of a power outage. I concur. I had a corner style mattenfilter without electricity for 48 hours. No side-effects that I´m aware of.
  18. ButtNekkid

    75 liter A. baenschi biotope

    Quite a mohawk on that male! Wild pair?
  19. ButtNekkid

    Filter or no filter

    Hi, In my opinion you can go without filtration but I prefer some form of water circulation. If I remember correctly, Bart Hazes from the forums has tanks without filtration.
  20. ButtNekkid

    A. 'breitbinden' TR

    Hi, What kind of substrate is that?