> From: Keny > Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 11:23 AM > Subject: Re: sp. "Peru" (was another fish ID) > ...I just aquired a trio of "triple red" Apiso > Aggazzi...I am considering setting up my 80 gallon > show tank and putting my trio in there along with > a pair of the Borelli's <once I find a male> and > maybe a couple of other pairs. I like the Apisto > cacatuoides so would like to add a pair or trio > of those to my 80. Unless all six of the females decide to breed at once, it shouldn't present much of a problem. Even the potential there can be minimized with plenty of nesting and hiding sites, or maintaining conditions just slightly "off" of breeding prime to keep a low nesting frequency. It would also go a bit toward ensuring a good dither/target population. > I would like to also add a trio of the Peacock gobies... Peacocks do well in soft water - it's one of the few gudgeons (and gobies) that I tend to keep in those conditions. But I've never taken them as far toward near-pure, acidic, and humic-laced as breeding Apistos. (I _certainly_ wouldn't try to keep them with Dicrossus, for example.) They are also bottom breeders, tending toward the same types of hideaways as the Apistos (_males_ guard the nest here, though). He will only guard it until the fry are free-swimming in most cases, and then he starts looking for another female. Normally I wouldn't recommend breeding gobies and gudgeons as tank mates for smaller fish like Apistos - they can get quite pushy at nesting time. But a Peacock Gudgeon is nice and small, on a more equal footing in mass and strength. And certainly every bit as flashy as a decked-out Apisto. They're pretty peaceful, too - even a bit shy. Hmm...I've got a 38-gallon (3ft x 1ft bottom) with some Nijsseni and the pair of Cockatoos I picked up from Teresa two weeks ago (actually, she was kind enough to deliver them). Ordered two trios of the Nijsseni, got one lone male in the half-dozen (like these are hard fish to sex or something). Trimmed that down by moving two females to a 20-long to await another male (any volunteers/trades?). There are also eight Hastatus Corys and four Otocinclus. Now your question's got me considering adding the trio of Peacocks I have downstairs to the tank. Might just make a good Showcase tank after all... -Y- David A. Youngker email@example.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the apistogramma mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe or get help, email email@example.com.