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Hello from York, PA

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BillV, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. BillV

    BillV New Member

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    Hi All,

    Im new to the site, and very interested in Apistogramma species. Ive been into aquariums for 40 years, started when i was 12. Ive done a wide range of tanks, African mbunas, South American cichlids (not apistogramma though), gold fish, community tanks.... Im currently running 2 tanks, a 29 gallon and a 55, down from 4 tanks. I hope to learn a lot from you all, and see where I go with these fish. Im currently looking at stocking the 29 gallon with a pair, and adding complimentary fish around them. The tank is established, planted, etc

    Cheers, Bill
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    Ade205 Active Member

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    Hi Bill and welcome.

    Tank sounds ideal. Do you have any ideas or preference to which Apistos your wanting to keep? And do you intend to breed them?

    Ade.
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    Here is my tank: 2 pieces of driftwood formed into a cave of sorts, various annubias, some java fern, some rocks and pebbles, it’s very low light. I may through some crypts in it too. I don’t have one species that Im set on yet, however I was looking at Apistogramma borelli 'Blue' that I saw on aqua bid that Im sure that was a stock photo, but it sure was pretty. If there are more striking Apisti then let me know. What I do want is a striking centerpiece fish for the tank to go along with a cloud of tetras, maybe some hatchet fish, a couple of cory cats. As far as breeding, that’s cool. Usually my fish do breed for me, its fun to watch their behavior, and its fun to grow out fry.
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    Well i pulled the trigger, I ordered a pair of Apistogramma borellii "Blue" today. I was thinking about the Opal, but I really like the yellow head and blue body. I may convert my 55 from goldfish if I like em as much as I hope to
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    Awesome. Make sure to get some pics up once you have them and they've settled in.
    You will love them, they are the most addictive fish ever... first time you see a proud new mum shepherding her babies around the tank you'll be even more hooked!

    Ade.
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    You are near Rachel O'Leary; she has many aquariums and posts on youtube some interesting videos. Welcome and best wishes for you and your fish.
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    Yes, i know her, we were in the same cichlid club, and I've bought from her
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    You are near Rachel O'Leary; she has many aquariums and posts on youtube some interesting videos. Welcome and best wishes for you and your fish.