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Mixing juveniles

rasmusW

Active Member
Hi all!

Quick question...
Is it okay to mix juveniles. I have 6-7 baenschis i was wondering if they could go with my bitaeniatas. They are around 1-2cm. Long.?

-r
 

rasmusW

Active Member
i forgot to mention, there is around 10 bitaeniatas and they should share a 54 liter, untill the bitaenitas are big enough to be sold together with the grownups.

-r
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Only major problem is if you can separate the species before they are fully mature and you want to sell/trade them. I once traded apistos with a well-known/respected apisto breeder who mixed juveniles in grow-out tanks at times. When the fish came in, it included the species I wanted plus a female A. borellii. Even I am not immune to this. Back in the last century I was auctioning off some A. eunotus (Pink Apisto) and Anomalochromis thomasi (Guinea). When showing bags of fish to potential buyers, one said "Are you sure these are apistos?" When I looked there was a Dwarf Jewel mixed with the Pinks. It must have jumped tanks and I didn't notice!
 

rasmusW

Active Member
Thanks Mike!

I see your point. Luckily, i found a better solution. My lfs is buying all the baenschi.

-r
 
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