Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. Default Do apistogramma cacatuoides need caves?


    0 Not allowed!
    I was just wondering if I had a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides would I need to provide them with a cave?


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,759

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    The cockatoo dwarf cichlid likes a planted tank with hiding places like caves and roots. I don't know if it is vital for the cichlids but it will feel more like home.
    When you say a pair, you mean a male and female right?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Right ok, and yes I male and female, my local store sells them this way.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  4. Default


    1 Not allowed!
    I had a pair which used a terra cotta flower pot on its side for breeding. The eggs were laid and hatched in there. What was neat to see was the female would then bring the fry out during the day and they swarmed around her. In the evening, she would bring them back to the pot. Unfortunately, the fry only made it about 3 weeks.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,759

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Great cave idea SueD. Sorry about the fry.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You can also get coconut shells and drill a hole through it. They really like the privacy and if the hole is too large (and you have sand), they'll pile it up and into the cave, making a more narrow cave. Loved watching that happen.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

    Have a fish problem? Fill out and post this completed questionnaire in the General Aquarium Forum, when you start a new thread.

  7. #7

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes they would need a cave or similar. They like to use them for hiding and need them for breeding.

    I would not keep a pair. It is better to keep one male and two (ideally 3) females. If you just have one female it is common that she gets to much sexuall attention.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a single female now. Her male was eaten. =/ It's a sad story, but she's great on her own. Very peaceful, and while not as colorful, she's full of character.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

    Have a fish problem? Fill out and post this completed questionnaire in the General Aquarium Forum, when you start a new thread.

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    You can also get coconut shells and drill a hole through it. They really like the privacy and if the hole is too large (and you have sand), they'll pile it up and into the cave, making a more narrow cave. Loved watching that happen.
    Noted, though I would love to see them doing that, I saw a youtube video of a female moving stones around which was interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Yes they would need a cave or similar. They like to use them for hiding and need them for breeding.

    I would not keep a pair. It is better to keep one male and two (ideally 3) females. If you just have one female it is common that she gets to much sexuall attention.
    Would I be ok with 3 females and 1 male in a 29 gallon? Because if so I have no problem doing that.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

  10. #10

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by serbusfish View Post
    Would I be ok with 3 females and 1 male in a 29 gallon? Because if so I have no problem doing that.
    That should work as long as there is a small cave for each fish.
    (I assume that it is the tank in your sig)
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •