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On Sunday I picked up a lovely pair of Apisto Agazzi's for my community planted tank. They are delightful! These are my first apisto's. I'd love to hear others stories about keeping and breeding them . . .
 

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I used to have a huge tank with multiple harems of panduro in it, really miss that tank - heavily planted high tech co2 injection...the works. The panduro would spawn so much that the fry were like a self sustaining food source for both the plants and all of the fish - was very active but you had to watch from a distance or everything would bolt into their caves :p
 

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I used to have two male and four female A. agassizii in my 6 foot community tank. They were awesome for about four months. Then the sub-dominant male killed the dominant male, and about a month later I #@*!ed up big time and accidently got some weed kill in the tank and they died.

(note to self...never, ever clean out filters and parts on the front lawn again) :(

Next month I am buying 2 male and 6 female A. agassizii sp. Rio Tefe from a breeder down south. His current stock of juveniles should be of sexable size in about 3 more weeks.

Mine were never shy. Females would defend thier caves against much larger fish, flirt with the dominant male and chase off the sneaking sub-dominant male. My dominant male was a real looker, and thought every fish in the tank was subserviant to him.

Old, slightly out of focus photo.
 
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