1. Hello guest! Are you an Apistogramma enthusiast? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Apisto enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your fish and tanks and have a great time with other Apisto enthusiasts. Sign up today!

Macmasteri ratio

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Spidy, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Spidy

    Spidy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hi guys, tried searching to find if anyone has answered this but didn't find anything. My question is, what is the ratio of males to females recommended for A. Macmasteri for both community and breeding tanks?
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,803
    Likes Received:
    1,325
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I don't recommend keeping both sexes of apistos in community tanks. They often cause problems with other members when they decide to breed. Macs are what I call 'casually polygamous'. This means that males will breed with any female who is available (and accepted by the female), but does fine living with just one female. This, of course, varies with tank size and decor.
  3. Spidy

    Spidy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thanks for the response Mike.
    They're in with Discus and Rams, so breeding aggression is the norm. :)
    I just hope they're nice to each other. So far so good.
  4. Drayden Farci

    Drayden Farci Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2016
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    28
    My pair of macs were introduced to a tank with a few Rams and they put them in the corner of the tank very quickly. Good luck.
  5. Spidy

    Spidy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thanks. I haven't really noticed any more or less aggression than what I normally see from the Rams. They seems to leave them alone. Of course if the Rams are breeding, even the discus are kept to one corner.