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    As many of you guys know a couple weeks ago I received my 3 Three Lined Apistos. Currently they're doing great and have started to take pellet food more regularly, I still have to crush the pellets for them though. The male is now showing some nice turquoise coloration, thick black lines, and some nice orangish yellow colorations on his fins; he's also almost doubled in size and is around 1.5" in length. The female that arrived with torn fins soon became the dominant female, re-grew her fins, and is now showing off some nice yellow coloration. The male and dominant female are eating well and come out readily for food. Unfortunately my other female seems to be more skittish and doesn't eat as readily.. She tries but the other two just push her around, they don't nip her they're just larger then her so when they get close she swims and hides, so she usually stays in the flower pot.. Her coloration is brown with a broken horizontal black strip. She's under-weight and he belly is flat.. Hopefully I can breed some more live brine shrimp and get her to eat something.. I'd prefer not to lose her.

    For some reason however if two of my apistos are spotted together in a cave its always the male and the sub-dominant female. Which I find quite odd as my dominant female is more active, colorful and attractive. Hey, whatever he likes

    I really wish I could photograph them for you guys but I only have my phone camera, and although my phone's camera is adequate it can't focus in on the small detail of my tiny little juvenile apistos.

    I hope you guys enjoyed hearing a little update on my new additions. Hopefully I'll be back soon to share that my smaller female has begun eating.

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    Happy to hear that your new crew is doing well, hopefully the other female will start eating more and catch up to the other two. Post some pics when you can!!
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    I'll be sure to!! I'm going to ask around and see if any of my friends can spare a camera. :D

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    Excellent news. I am glad they are eating and coloring up for you. Good job!

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    You could try feeding the dominant pair first, in one far end of the tank, and while they're preoccupied with eating, try to feed the subdominant female in the far opposite end of the tank, so there's no real competition. Maybe she'll feel more secure that way and get more to eat. It probably won't go completely without a hitch, but the chances of everyone getting their adequate share might improve.

    Just a suggestion ...

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    Sounds like you got a female preparing to spawn in the female that is subdom. I really like hearing about this! Remeber that with fish is a lot like with humans... pushy men dont really like pushy girls... makes for a volitile relationship.

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