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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby drackid » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am

What other cichlids can live with a pair of bolivian rams and apisto cac.? (dwarf cichlid)
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby BratmanXj » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:53 am

Dicrossus species, some dwarf pike species, Angels are hit-of-miss
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby drackid » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:16 am

Would i be able to add a pair of macmasteri to that set up or no?

Should i just add another female cac?
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:10 pm

BC in SK wrote:
Iggy Newcastle wrote: Apistos and kribs is fine in either tank size.

I dunno about that.
I'd imagine enough people would have tried that mix, but I've never personally seen it. In the very least, over the long term, I would expect kribs would probably prevent Apistos from holding territory and thus being able to spawn successfully.
I've kept rams and at least a couple different types of apistos in the past. Never mixed them for any length of time with other cichlids because there really not capable of defending themselves against much. Kribs are quite the opposite. Kept them with anything and everything in cichlid grow up tanks, and are generally quite capable against any thing of similar size (and sometimes against larger).
If i were to set up a tank and mix kribs with CA/SA, I would mix them with something larger, and a little tougher. Maybe angelfish or blue acaras or rainbow cichlids. These are all fish i would have mixed with kribs at one time or another . As far as dwarf SA, i would suppose a dwarf pike or dwarf Acara would possibly be a better match (?).


Thanks BC. Good points.
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby drackid » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 am

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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby drackid » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:02 pm

Any words on australian rainbowfish?

I heard they are difficult to feed. is that true?
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby Deeda » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:25 pm

I've had great results with Australian Rainbowfish eating well, they accepted flake, NLS pellet up to 1mm, Repashy gel mixes, blackworms and pretty much anything I tried.

I do NOT know if they will do well with your fish as I have no personal experience with them.
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Re: Apistogramma Cacatouides tankmates HELP!!!

Postby drackid » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:29 pm

Which fish are trouble worthy in my stocking list (that wouldn’t work with rainbows, i wouldn’t mind them eating shrimp because i would add the rainbows after the shrimp grow significantly in population size!j
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