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Thank you for the add. I am new to the Apisto's having bought a pair of Hongsloi Super Reds for my 91g Discus tank about 3 weeks ago. This tank, a Red Sea aquarium, has 7 discus, 2 Electric Blue Rams, 3 German Blue Rams, 3 Siamese Algae Eaters , and a school of 18 Rummy nose Tetras. I also have a 46g bowfront with 3 blue Gourami's, 2 fire red Dwarf Gourami's, a tire track eel, 2 Paradise Fish, 3 Clown Loaches, and 1 Fancy Angelfish.
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Lol, yes it is!! 1) RO for my top off tank and small water changes..2) I had a plumber install a spicket in our backyard from the water softener for our 6' fountain AND our 4 aquariums. I have a 35g trash w/wheels I put the water in and a pump that will transfer it from the trash can into the tank. I pretreat the water with Prime and Pristine, I make sure the water temp and ph match the aquarium. The water usually sits in the can overnight to cool before I can add, because it comes out of the spicket too hot at nearly 100 degrees. The discus/ram/apisto tank is kept around 84-85 degrees My other tanks 75-76..

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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.
I want to get a 55 gallon slightly planted tank with many caves and I am thinking of getting 2 electric blue acaras, 3 blue rams, a apistogramma, 3 angelfish, and some corrydoras. Will that work if I keep the temperature at about and 80 or less?
I have kept fish for quite a long time but never cichlids. I want to find out more about them.
my Hongsloi, keep eating their eggs, any help greatly appreciated