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Old 01-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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So i started my stock with 6 Black Rasboras and 6 Von Rio Tetras. I was going to do two apistos as my centerpiece fish but i am reconsidering. I feel like I want to do 1 or 2 bigger fish at least 5-6 inches. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Betta pallifina or unimaculata. Something in that complex. They are very pretty and are mouth brooders. IMO, mouth brooders are some of the most interesting fish to watch when they spawn except for bubble nesters. If you listen to me, you will be the first person on this forum who has taken my stocking suggestion lol. They should be good with apistos as apistos are usually softer water right? Anyways, check out all the bettas. You could even get 2 or 3 male betta imbellis. Bettas are the coolest fish out there. Don't listen to cichlid people who don't keep bettas lol. Bettas are the best.
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No way, cichlids are the best!! Dwarfs are my all time favs. Apistos and Rams have a lot of personality. Breeding habbits are very cool to watch. Just got more from my Rams last night!
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Lol, I have seen my brothers rams spawn. Bettas are by far cooler. boo cichilds. Rams and apistos are pretty much the only cichlids I like except for lamprologus ocellatus.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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Some of the apistos get up in to the 4-5" range for maies. I also like Laetacara sp. like dorsigera or nanocara anomola. Rainbow cichlids, herertotilapia multispinosa or any of the mid-sized kribs, pelvicachromis sp.
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well ; i will say this for bettas....they are one of the most hardy fish you can keep..almost anybody can keep them for years....many of the dwarf cichlids are a bit more delicate...
as emc said....some of the african dwarfs are really nice and not hard to maintain..i have kept about 6 different species of them over the years and they are quite interesting little critters..
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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So I am caught between wanting the two apistos, 1 agassizi and 1 double red or maybe 1 or 2 koi angels. I am just worried about the angels being hit or miss with aggressiveness. I know apistos are "semi-aggresive" but I really havent seen too many instances of it. I have plenty of hiding room for the apistos but the angels are just out in the open so if it ends up being aggressive there really is no way to curb it. Would it be possible to do the 2 apistos and 1 angel? Current stock is 6 Von Rio Tetra, 6 Black Rasbora and 3 Elegant cory. I plan on upping the tetras and rasboras to 8-10 and the cories to 6-8.
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