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Apistogramma Macmasteri Weird swimming

ltadeu

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Portugal
Last Friday 13, I got a couple of Apistogramma Macmasteri. They look awesome but I find a bit weird that the female swims around a bit slanted. They eat fine and the tank is about 3 months old, the parameters are the following:
  • 6.4 pH
  • 6° GH
  • 6° kH
  • 0 ppm Nitrite
  • 10 ppm Nitrate

Videos about the behavior:




Do they look fine to you?

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Ben Rhau

Apisto Club
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San Francisco
The site doesn’t support video upload, so you may need to host it somewhere else and post a link.

Does she swim that way all the time, or just around the male? If the latter, female turning sideways is a common sign of sexual submission.
 

ltadeu

New Member
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Location
Portugal
Looks like you may have eggs, do you have brine shrimp or any other food to feed the young?
This morning I saw her protecting the hut, that makes it almost certain that she has laid eggs.
I have some frozen daphnia but I think it is too big for the fry.
 

dw1305

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5 Year Member
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Wiltshire UK
Hi all,
I have some frozen daphnia but I think it is too big for the fry.
You need a small live food item for the fry, it is the movement that provokes the feeding response. I keep a <"just in case"> Banana Worm (Panagrellus nepenthicola) culture going.

If I really don't have any live food, then the mulm from your filter <"will provide Rotifers etc">.


You might be able to get Micro (or Banana) worm culture via ebay?

cheers Darrel
 

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