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Re: A. papagei



Mike,

Your water parameters should be fine, but temperatures in the 80s tend to produce
a larger proportion of males. 77-79F (26-27C) should do just fine.

Mike Wise

Mike Chappell wrote:

> Hey guys,
>
> I picked up a pair of the papagei's this late summer into fall, and haen't
> been successful on spawning at this point.  I will admit not 100% of
> attention has been to them.  What conditions are you guys reccommending for
> spawning of this particular sp?  I was thinking of going something like a ph
> of 6.3-6.5, with the temp in the lower 80's, with very soft water? I haven't
> done this yet but these are my thoughts. Thanks for all the help in advance.
>
> Mike Chappell
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-apisto@admin.listbox.com
> [mailto:owner-apisto@admin.listbox.com]On Behalf Of Tim R
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 2:47 PM
> To: apisto@listbox.com
> Subject: Re: New purchases
>
> Hi Mike,
>
> Has anyone been successful in spawning the Brustband?
> I thought I heard that no one has yet?  My pairs are
> still pretty faded out from their journey.  Hopefully
> they will be colored up when I get home tonight.  I
> agree that the papagei is one of the more colorful
> fish that has shown up lately.
>
> Thanks
>
> Tim
>
> --- Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise@bewellnet.com>
> wrote:
> > Tim,
> >
> > You have 3 new forms from Peru. A. sp. Brustband
> > (Breast-band) was introduced
> > into the English speaking hobby by Uwe Rvmer in the
> > Oct 2000 ACA Buntbarsche
> > Bulletin that came out in December. It has plenty of
> > photos but no information on
> > breeding. Ingo Koslowski introduced the same species
> > to the German hobby in the
> > November 2000 issue of DATZ. In it he calls the fish
> > A. sp. Maulbr|ter
> > (Mouthbrooder)! Yes, this species is a larvaphile
> > mouthbrooding species. In other
> > words the female lays the eggs on the ceiling where
> > they hatch. She then picks up
> > the wigglers and keeps them in her mouth (except
> > when she eats) until they become
> > freeswimming. After becoming freeswimming she fry
> > aren't allow back in her mouth.
> > The known collecting locale is in tributaries of the
> >  lower to middle Rio
> > Ampiyacu so moderately acid (<6.5 pH) and soft water
> > should work. There is a
> > similar preserved species at the Swedish Museum from
> > the Igarapi Acz in Brazil
> > near Peru and Yamazaki pictures a young male as
> > Jurua Emerald in the Pisces book
> > so it might be more widely distributed.
> >
> > A. sp. Morado (Purple) is a pretty regani type fish.
> > Its dark markings are very
> > similar to A. sp. Papagei (Parrot) and may be a
> > closely related species or only a
> > color form of Papagei. It, too, comes from the
> > Ampiyacu so try conditions similar
> > to A. sp. Maulbr|ter/Brustband.
> >
> > A. sp. Papagei (Parrot) is undoubtedly one of the
> > prettiest apistos to come along
> > in many years. It is a regain-group species with
> > incredible colors. Like the
> > other two it comes from the Ampiyacu and needs
> > similar water conditions.
> >
> > I hope this helps. My only question is, if we can
> > find all of these new species
> > in the Ampiyacu why can't we find the elusive A.
> > amoena?
> >
> > Mike Wise
> >
> > Tim R wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I just purchased 3 new pairs of Apistogramma's
> > that I
> > > have not seen around before.  They are the new
> > > 'Brustband', 'Morado' and papagei.  I was
> > wandering if
> > > anyone has these and if you could help me with
> > their
> > > proper care.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Tim
> > >
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