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Apisto tefe pair tank mates


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I just got a pair of a. Tefe and I’m planning on breeding them and letting the fry grow in the same tank for a bit. I already have Pencilfish in the tank and I know their mouths are too small to eat fry. I was wondering if i got some Pygmy corydoras, would they eat the fry?


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First of all, no, they won't eat the fry.
But that way you're putting the Apistos and the catfish in a stressful situation. Also, as Mike always says: It's a breeding or display setup. Not both. Once you add a third species of fish that are not dithers like pencilfish, you cross the line from breeding tank to display tank.
Make a decision. You can't have both.

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Prontodelivery wrote on Apistoguy52's profile.
Do you still have the F1 Ivanacara adoketa “red” from the Rio Icana, interested in getting 2 Pairs.
mikishuhoo wrote on Apistoguy52's profile.

Do you still have Apistogramma diplotaenia pairs available to sell? Please advise. Thanks.

I'm clueless. If I say something you can safely ignore it.
Apistomaster wrote on anewbie's profile.
I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
I've always had good experiences buying from them on line.
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.