Badman's Tropical Fish

All-Water Boards => The Species => Topic started by: Furby 435 on March 30, 2018, 04:51:10 PM



Title: Apistogrammas
Post by: Furby 435 on March 30, 2018, 04:51:10 PM
Would a 29 gallon tank 36"*12"*18" be too small for a breeding pair of Apistogramma caucatuoides and a breeding pair of German Blue Rams?


Title: Re: Apistogrammas
Post by: russ on April 03, 2018, 10:29:56 PM
Notwithstanding that either pairs would attempt to spawn in a light community setting, it is probably best to to have them spawn in separate aquariums or using a tank divider. Less complicated this way.


Title: Re: Apistogrammas
Post by: Furby 435 on April 13, 2018, 08:15:36 AM
Less complicated? You mean they wouldn't automatically set up their own territories?


Title: Re: Apistogrammas
Post by: TwoTankAmin on April 13, 2018, 11:24:10 AM
Until you have seen what most cichlids become when in spawning mode, it is hard to understand. This is especially true for those that do so in the open as opposed to a cave or shell.

One of the most accomplished Apisto breeders I have known (he retired from fish when he went over 70 years old) used to set up his Apisto pairs in 10 gal. tanks. You may be able to find his articles still one then net. His name is Don Zilliox and he went by the screen name of Zman. I have no qualms about posting his real name as he is published under that name.

Start by reading here http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/apistogramma_cacatuoides.php
and here is an interview with him from 2015 long after he retired https://thecichlidstage.com/interview-with-don-zilliox/