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kmcandre
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)23:02    Post subject: YGOF Apisto. Cacatuoides Reply with quote

Hey everyone, picked up about 8 Yellow Gold Orange Flash Cacatuoides off of aquabid about 4 months ago, they were tiny juvies when I first got them. They are in a heavily planted 15gH tank with 3 baby bushynose plecos and cherry shrimp. I am looking to potentially breed these guys and am wandering which fish I need to get rid of and which ones to keep (male to female ratio or just a pair?) Should I just wait until I see a definite pair or should I keep a trio? What are some good apisto tips I have never attempted breeding them yet and want to make sure I get it right...

Will the cherry shrimp or the bushynose have any chance of keeping the apistos from breeding (eating eggs?)

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Kyle
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)7:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry shrimp won't interfere. Accounts of BNs in with apistos very from person to person. I had bristlenoses that did indeed eat eggs... the females would pound relentlessly on the armour of the catfish, but in the end, the eggs were still dinner.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)8:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had cacatuoides and a number of other apisto's for a quite a while now. You should think about keeping a trio (m-2f), also ensure you have a couple of caves for each of the females. They will form territories so a larger tank would be the best idea. I keep my trio in a 40gl heavily planted tank. The male will spend time going back and forth between the females territories until a definite pair forms, at this point it is best if you remove the odd female out as she will be terrorized and killed.

good luck! I haven't been able to produce any fry yet from mine but I keep hoping and trying.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.18(Thu)23:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

apistos are soft water fish. for breeding try using a mix of 50% RO water, and 50% tap water. this is a trick that many breeders that deal with Apistos do to get them to breed.

there are quite a few apisto breeders in the Chicago Area.
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