Just thought Id share this bit of coolness. Ive been going for a few weeks and before that for a few weeks, needless to say I had no time for breeding apistos.
Anyway this morning I set up a sand bottom, peat filtered, potted+ java moss, lighted, 10 gallon tank. with a ph of 6.45 and less then 1 degree of hardness.
I added a pair of orange flash Apistogramma cacatuoides. within 3minutes the female went to the middle pot near the front. 5 minutes later. they are spawning as I write...
Ive never seen apistos spawn so fast... (they have been fed on a diet of flake food for 2 weeks by my father while I was go)
The female isnt that plump. so I m not counting on a huge brood. But still cool~