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Re: cacatuoide question

I've been lurking here for a little while, just wanted to ask...which Apisto's
would do well in harder water? Here in Hawaii, in my area the water is pretty
alkaline..pH around 7.6, I don't know about the hardness (but it's probably
pretty high judging by the water marks on my glass over time).

In the past, I've breed cacatouides and Rotpunkt with no problems. I've also
had other species such as trifasciata and njisenni spawn but not much fry



>From: BigJohnW@webtv.net (John Wubbolt)
>Reply-To: apisto@v2.listbox.com
>To: apisto@v2.listbox.com
>Subject: Re: cacatuoide question
>Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 07:40:17 -0400 (EDT)
>Hello Alan
>Cacatuoides is an Apisto that can be bred and maintained in slightly
>alkaline harder water then that is required for most apistos...
>I keep them in my soft water and they do fine. I have maintained a
>particular strain for many generations now...... actually the strain of
>triple reds i keep i have been maintaining since i first got into
>apistos about a decade ago. A good friend of mine from my Montreal Aq
>Society used to keep Cacatuoides and raise them in his harder alkaline
>water with no problems...
>Contrary to popular belief...... some apistos can be bred and kept in
>slightly alkaline and harder water..... Not all need really soft acidic
>water. Dont always believe what the Books says, just because someone
>wrote it in a book doesnt mean its gospel..... and i say this from years
>of breeding well over 40 species of apistos...
>Good luck with them.... Cacatuoides will always be my true love when it
>comes to apistos..... first love is always your true one..... 8-)
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