Apistogramma atahualpa- surprise spawn!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by harpua2002, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Found some free swimmers yesterday! We were going to try to move the pair to their own tank before they spawned, but apparently they couldn't wait for the fishroom to be finished. :p

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    And here's a vid:
     
     
  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Congratulations!!!
     
  3. djbrist

    djbrist Valued Member Member

    Super cool. What do think are their chances? I got room for a couple of juvies when you sell. ;)

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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    I honestly couldn't tell you what their chances are in the community tank. The pair will be moving to their own tank within a few days and I'm sure they will try again soon. I will definitely be raising the fry from these two! They are F0's. ;D
     
  5. djbrist

    djbrist Valued Member Member

    Sweet, I sure wish you both the best with this endeavor of yours!! It will be nice to order from you. Sis is in Acworth, so a visit to your retail will be requested next trip down.

    Your lil mama reminds me of my departed cacatuoide mother, glowing so gold.
     
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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Finally got a pic of the male!
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    acea091489 Valued Member Member

    Congrats. : )
     
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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    More pics from tonight!
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  9. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    I can't figure out who's cuter: the parents or the fry. I just want to pinch mom/dad's little yellow cheeks:;bmu

    Please, please, please tell me you'll be selling them when they're old enough. I'm getting on an apisto kick. Probably since I'm out of room for the larger cichlids:)
     
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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    As soon as I can raise fry to a size where I can sell them, that is the plan! I'd love for you to get some of them. These are such cool fish!

    BTW... I have a feeling my F0 apisto panduro pair might get in the mood when I move them into their own tank.... which should be TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!!!! ;D
     
  11. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Aaaahhhh!!!! This is so exciting!
     
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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Promise me if I have panduros that grow out, you'll get some. They are the prettiest apistos we have IMO! :)
     
  13. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Absolutely! I promise and cross my heart:) I'll make sure I keep room in a tank for them.
     
  14. TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    How long have you had them??

    4 out of 4 species I have had spawned within 2 to 3 weeks after after getting them. It seems apistos are good for that...a change in water conditions and they spawn.
    Cockatoo's, Borelli Red face, Borelli Opals and Baenschi Inka 50's. Baetiniata started nesting but unfortunately I lost the female.
     
  15. pepetj

    pepetj Well Known Member Member

    Congratulations partner!

    One specimen in the pair I had died (I couldn't tell male from female) for no apparent reason. A few of the fry made it and are (slowly) growing in the main tank. Here's a pic of one of the juveniles with a Cardinal Tetra near by.

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  16. Morgan111

    Morgan111 Well Known Member Member

    I'm getting ready to set up our new tank with a couple of pair of fish similar to these... I might get some from you...
     
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    harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    I got this pair at the auction about 3 weeks ago, so I guess it did take about 2 weeks for them to do the deed. ;D
     
  18. Morgan111

    Morgan111 Well Known Member Member


    deed done now feed them some steroids n sell them to us lol
     




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