Apistogramma Borelli - Any Info/experience Appreciated Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by rae650, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. rae650Valued MemberMember

    I'm considering these fish for my 15 gallon planted tank. Would they be alright and live happily in there? Info regarding diet / behaviour toward others of thier species/ how many to keep / and shrimp comparability would be helpful.

    Would they be okay in there or is the tank too small?
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  2. yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    I have a pair in a 10 gal. and they do fine, there not very demanding they easy to breed, as far as feeding mine eat flake and I give them live mosquito larva, if you breed them you may need to remove the male, mine will eat the young when they are free swimming and the fry grow very slowly. My fry will be 8 weeks in a couple of days and are only about a 1/4", good luck and keep us posted.

    Another thing is they like heavily planted and caves, I use coconut halves,
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  3. Small TanksValued MemberMember

    Nope you can do them in a 15G :)
  4. rae650Valued MemberMember

    Confused by your answer there?

    I'm planning on trying to establish colony of shrimp before I add them, this will let the plants grow out even more. If the shrimp don't work out we have another thank they can live in. :)
    Have you had yours with dwarf shrimp before? I know amanos should be okay when they're big enough.
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  5. kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    It might be okay if you get the apistos at a small size and if you let the shrimp establish a decent sized colony in there first with lots of hiding space :)
  6. MarlinValued MemberMember

    They will eat the shrimps that they can catch. Luckily both fish and shrimps prefer a tank that is heavily planted with lots of hiding places. I would wait for the shrimps to grow a large colony before adding them that way even if the fishes eat a few, which will happen, the shrimps can breed the replacements.

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