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Re: Apistogramma Iniridae


I have not been able to find a picture of this fish. I went ahead and picked up
those two, but I think they are females. Could you please describe your fish(colors,
size, etc.). While I was nosing around in their tanks I found a Commbre(I think
thats how you spell it). Nice fish, really colorful. Pretty sure it's a male. Got to
find some females!

See Ya!


Steven J. Waldron wrote:

> Tim,
> I maintained mine at a pH of 7 with no problem.The low pH is required for
> breeding and not for maintenance. Over pH 5- no viability of eggs. Peat is
> an excellent buffer, and does a great job with not only lowering and
> maintaining a steady pH but adds tannin and humic asicds to the water-
> simulates the natural water conditions of blackwater streams. Try to get
> the Eheim brand peat, a favorite of mine for 10 years. Be careful not to
> use pure r.o.- can be unstable. Good luck!
> - Steve
> >Steven,
> >
> >I am real sure this shop does not treat the water they use in their tanks with
> >anything more than a de-clor, maybe even knock the edge off the ph a
> >little( the
> >water here in austin sucks). Would it be safe to assume that introducing this
> >fish into a 6.5 very soft water tank would be benificial to them. I'm sure the
> >tank they are in is 7.2 at the lowest. Or would this shock them too much? I am
> >really hesitant to try and achieve a ph of 5. The reason being is I've
> >warned to
> >stay away from peat because of the impending anerobic condition that
> >occurs when
> >peat breaks down. I am currently using pure R.O. water and doctoring it just a
> >bit to meet my needs. Any thoughts?
> >
> >Tim
> >
> >Tim Ellis wrote:
> >
> >> I found a couple of these at one of our lfs the other day. After a
> >> little research I found out they were wild caught in Venezuela about a
> >> year ago. Does anyone know of, or about this fish? Are they common or
> >> rare(worth buying). Are they harem spawners?
> >>
> >> Which leads me to another question. What does a harem consist of, and
> >> how many are needed for successful breeding?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Tim
> >>
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