How many Apistogramma should be kept together?
It’s best to keep more than one Apistogramma in the tank. More females are preferred, as males tend to show signs of aggression. Common options are to keep bonded pairs together or do a harem grouping with multiple females to one male.
Is Apistogramma a beginner fish?
New Member. Cacatuoides is probably the easiest for most beginners…a few others though not in any particular order and partly based on availability and how “domesticated” they are in the hobby. I had really good luck with my first apisto which was steindachneri.
How many Apistogramma can live together?
Generally, it is best to keep a colony of these fish in a tank of 15 to 20 gallons. Apistos prefer to live in pairs or in a group with one male and several females. They tend to dwell close to the bottom of the tank, an need access to live plants and plant matter to be healthy.
How big do apistogramma Cacatuoides get?
about 3” and 3.5”
These fish grow to be about 3” and 3.5” maximum in size. They originate from South America and the Amazon rainforest. They do require a tank of about 20 gallons or larger.
Does Apistogramma need sand?
Active Member. Sand is definitely NOT a must as many apisto breeders and hobbyists in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore do NOT use sand. I myself only use sand in a few tanks with special purposes. The majority of other apisto collectors and breeders in Hong Kong even do NOT use sands as the substrates for any tank!!
Can I keep a single Apistogramma?
New Member. That is just fine. I keep some of my males in solo tanks until I am ready to try breeding them with a female. The only disadvantage I can see is that they are really fun to watch when there is a female in the tank.
Can you keep Apistogramma in a 10 gallon tank?
Ten gallon is a bit small for a pair, unless it is very heavily planted and has lots of cover. Smaller, less aggressive species would work, Apistogramma borellii for example. A male on his own would be fine, and you could dither it with any Tetra etc.
Can Apistogramma live in gravel?
Tank Requirements They prefer sand over gravel as they like to sift, however, I keep mine with gravel and have had no issues.
How many Apistogramma are in a 10 gallon?
How many Apistogramma are in a 15 gallon?
A 15 gallon tank is very adequate for pairs of most apistos. A pair of A. macmasteri shoud do well in it, provided that it is properly decorated to delineate territorial boundaries and break up side-to-side line of sight in it. Good dither/target fish are 2 – 4 pencilfishes or other top swimming non-schooling species.
Can I keep a single apistogramma?
How many apistogramma are in a 15 gallon?