Category Archives: Apistogramma cacatuoides

Current tank contents

After moving fish around today, I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of what I have in each tank: 110g Malawi Peacock and Haplochromine tank: A half dozen mixed sex Protomelas taeniolatus “Super Red Empress” … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange flash’ fry

I hadn’t seen the female of my pair of Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’ in a while, which appears to mean that she has laid eggs. Yesterday, while doing a water change, I saw her hanging out behind the driftwood in … Continue reading

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April CCA meeting

Laif Demason gave a talk today on the mechanics of running a fish farm in Florida.  It was fascinating to get an insider’s view of what it takes to farm fish.  Like any type of farming, it’s not an easy … Continue reading

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Fish behaviors in the 90g

It looks like the Discus are cleaning off the underside of the largest leaf of the Lagenandra. I’m seeing some interesting aggressive behavior from the Rams… two of the new, younger, fish are getting aggressive and attacking the adult pair. … Continue reading

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90g current fauna (1/16/2010)

Here’s the current contents of the 90g ‘Brazilian Love Shack’: A Discus pair Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’: An adult breeding pair, and at least three 3/4″ fry Microgeophagus Ramirezi (German Blue Ram): An adult breeding pair, and four sub-adult females … Continue reading

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German Blue Ram spawn!

Well, I was doing a little plant maintenance on the 90g (the swords have gotten out of control, as had the Staurogyne sp. ‘Bihar’), and here I am trimming large sword leaves when what do I see, but about 100 … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides injury/disease

I was just feeding the 90g, and noticed that the right eye of the male A. cacatuoides is puffed out and seems to be surrounded by swollen white tissue.  Not sure if he’s suffered an injury from the female cacatuoides … Continue reading

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Apistogramma cacatuoides fry

Yesterday, I noticed the female A. cacatuoides leading around several tiny fry.  I was able to count about a half dozen, though I suspect there might be more.  She had been very yellow and aggressive for days, and had been … Continue reading

Posted in 90g 'Brazilian Love Shack', Apistogramma cacatuoides, Echinodorus 'Ozelot', Echinodorus 'Red Flame', Echinodorus 'Tri-color', Limnophila aromatica, Staurogyne sp. 'Bihar' | Comments Off

Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘Orange Flash’ fry update

Last night, I definitely saw at least three cacatuoides fry in the 90g.  They’re almost half an inch long now, and roaming all over the tank, though they seem to prefer hanging out near the substrate (they blend in very … Continue reading

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