Thread: Can Rams and Apistos coexist?
07-30-2013, 09:58 PM #11
longshot, I'll ship you cac's for less than that lolFish: 75g: 9 Parva Rainbow, 4 GBR, 2 Oto, 4 Platies, 10 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
10g: RCS, 10 B. Brigittae; 10g: 4 Fp. Spoorenbergi, 7 C. Habroseus, Orchid Endlers; 10g: 4 Fp. Spoorenbergi, Species #2 Endlers,
Plants: 75: A. Sword, C. Red Wendtii, J Fern, Alternanthera Reineckii, Temple Hygro, Moneywort, Subwassertang, R. Rotundofolia, R. Indica
10: Italian Vals, Dwarf Sag, Java Fern, Phoenix Moss
10s: C. Parva, C. Wendtii, Cardinal, Microswords, Dwarf Hairgrass, Hornwort
07-31-2013, 09:17 AM #12
07-31-2013, 05:16 PM #13Banned Discus fish
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I agree on not including both cichlid species in this tank. I'll just add a comment or tow on the numbers.
With the Bolivians, Mikrogeophagus altispinosus, have either one alone or a bonded pair. You might get away with a harem of one male and two females, but I wouldn't here because you haven't sufficient space for the protection of the female (one or both) should the male turn on them. And this happens; in my 5-foot 115g I had a male kill a female when he tired of her, even after they had spawned 4 times; they never bonded. In their habitat, this species lives in solitude, only coming together to bond and spawn.
Apistogramma macmasteri should be housed in a harem, one male and 2-3 females. In a 3-foot tank, I would not have more than 2 females with a male. Lots of chunks of bogwood, and plants.