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Adding a second female apisto

Discussion in 'South American Tank Mates' started by ron1njdds, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. ron1njdds

    ron1njdds New Member

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    I have a 20L established tank with 1M & 1F apisto plus some dithers. They have been together since they were juveniles and behave more like brother and sister than a couple. I'd like to introduce a second female but the fish that are sold are always juveniles and considerably smaller than the one I have. Does anyone who has done this have any insight into how the older female will react to a new smaller female? There are a lot of caves, wood and plants.
  2. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    hey there!
    i'm no big wis-kid on this matter, but it might help if you could specify which species you got. -i guess some of the less territorial species would deal with the new situation.
    i asked a similare question once, i was suggested to, net the couple, rearrange caves etc. a bit and then introduce all three at the same time.
    that way they all get a fresh start.

    if the new female is very small i'd might wait a little introducing it to the others. it might get bullied by the older female.

    hope that helps.

    -r
  3. Ade205

    Ade205 Active Member

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    Hi.

    Can you clarify species and size of tank? Do you mean 20G, as 20 litres is way to small....

    Ade.
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    mantisfan101 Member

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    I think 20L means the 20 gallon long tanks.