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Thread: Can Rams and Apistos coexist?
07-30-2013, 09:58 PM #11
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07-31-2013, 05:16 PM #13Banned Discus fish
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- Vancouver, BC, Canada
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.