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    Default Do apistogramma cacatuoides need caves?


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    I was just wondering if I had a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides would I need to provide them with a cave?


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    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?
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    Right ok, and yes I male and female, my local store sells them this way.


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    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.

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    Great cave idea SueD. Sorry about the fry.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.


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    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)
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