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Really want to breed some apistos. NEED HELP

wtusa1783

Member
So I just went to a lfs and they had Apistogramma cacatuoides double red. They are selling a pair for $40. I would like to breed them. My ph is around 7.8 usually and and Hard ish water. Can I breed them? I have a 20 high community tank but it has a kribensis. I also have an empty 10 gallon but it’s obviously not cycled but I have plenty of cycled media and a seeded sponge filter. What should I do?
 

Mike Wise

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Staff member
5 Year Member
Don't mix apistos and Kribs. Their aggression/submission signals are virtually opposite of each other. Add the cacs to the 10 with a seeded sponge filter and lots of hiding places. This makes a good quarantine tank. Then decide which is more important to you - a breeding tank or a community tank. When it comes to apistos a community tank is not a breeding tank.
 

wtusa1783

Member
Don't mix apistos and Kribs. Their aggression/submission signals are virtually opposite of each other. Add the cacs to the 10 with a seeded sponge filter and lots of hiding places. This makes a good quarantine tank. Then decide which is more important to you - a breeding tank or a community tank. When it comes to apistos a community tank is not a breeding tank.
Ok. I got a trio and they are in a 20 gallon community tank for now. I want to get them their own 10 gal soon to breed. This tank has a kribensis and yes they are going at it. I’m giving her away today. Are they hard to breed?
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
A 10 is rather small for an apisto breeding tank. Experienced apisto breeders can do it but for others ... well expect losing one of the adults.
 

Mike Wise

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Staff member
5 Year Member
I wrote, "Add the cacs to the 10 with a seeded sponge filter and lots of hiding places. This makes a good quarantine tank. This is only temporary housing - not long-term. Sorry foryour confusion.
 

wtusa1783

Member
I wrote, "Add the cacs to the 10 with a seeded sponge filter and lots of hiding places. This makes a good quarantine tank. This is only temporary housing - not long-term. Sorry foryour confusion.
O ok. You didn’t say the temporary part so I was confused.
 
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