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04-05-2013, 10:27 PM #1
They're Finally Here :D
After 2 days of waiting my Apistogramma trifasciata are here :D I ordered a pair, male and female, originally, but the seller sent me 3, a male and 2 females. All arrived, are active and healthy, and the water wasn't actually that cold. I'm drip acclimating them right now. The male is about an inch and the females are about 3/4". I'm so excited. Today has been a great day. Got my fish, saw an old friend, and got my hair cut. :D
Here are my babies :D
04-05-2013, 10:30 PM #2
Awesome!!! Looking forward to seeing more pics and updates on how they are doing._______________________________________________
04-05-2013, 10:35 PM #3
Thankyou :D They're so tiny though. Soooo tiny. I thought they'd be bigger. They definitely will enjoy their new home c:
04-05-2013, 11:05 PM #4
They are soo tiny they look like fry...
But well, what else could we expect with one of the smallest apistos?
04-05-2013, 11:22 PM #5
They do don't they? They're definitely juveniles as they have been sexed. The boy is now swimming around like normal with the girls, he wasn't really moving when I emptied them into the bowl, the three of them get spooked when I walk by the bowl. They're so cute. I'm so overjoyed that the made it safely :D I'll definitely document their growth and their introduction to their 20 gallon when I get it set up.
Last edited by Gesp56; 04-05-2013 at 11:24 PM.
04-06-2013, 12:43 AM #6
I have a question, are you going to put them in a community tank if you haven't already as they get older? or are you just going to show those lovelies off by themselves?
20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)
Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
1 Robo hamster - Spice
04-06-2013, 01:06 AM #7
Well they were added to a temporary 10 gallon with a polly(platyxmolly hybrid) and a molly, but the molly and platy were being boisterous and were swimming frantically around the apistos, not hurting them just swimming fast around them, so I moved the platy and polly to my gourami tank temporarily for maybe a few days or a week till my apistos settle. The apistos will eventually be put into a 20 gallon community tank with dwarf cories and dwarf rasbora.
The two females are less active and stay in areas, inactive, for periods then swim to a new area and rest more. The male is more active and is swimming around the bottom of the tank slowly. He's showing some nice yellows and blues so I know he's not totally stress. I did a water change just now. I know I probably shouldn't but since today is water change day I thought changing the water and lowering the nitrate levels, which weren't very high, would help the apistos out. I triple dosed Prime just to be sure everything was safe. They're doing good.
Due to their small size though I'm going to have to go out and buy more food for them XD the pellet food I got, which is already the smallest size of the brand, is too big for them. Hopefully I can get them to eat some flake, or crushed pellets. I have frozen bloodworms so I'll try that as well. I just want them to get eating soon.
04-06-2013, 01:09 AM #8
Glad they got through the shipping and you finally have them!When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
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04-06-2013, 01:14 AM #9
Thanks so much :D i'm still worried that they'll have trouble with the pH but I hope they can adapt. They're captive bred so they're more adaptable. My pH is 7.6, compared to the 5 - 7 that they usually like. They boy seems to be making himself at home. Swimming in and out of the caves and he constantly goes up to his girls and sits with them for a few minutes like he's checking on them to make sure they're okay XD
04-06-2013, 04:26 AM #10
Glad they arrived safe and sound. It's always like X-mas when I get a shipment LOL .Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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