I have a cycled 33 long . Would that work? Densely planted . Caves. Rocks driftwood.I don’t think you can keep 6 in that size - there just isn’t enough room for their own territories. I’d have said a pair would be more comfortable.
apistogramma agassiziiWhich apistogramma species ?
Some of the smaller species can be breed in a 20 but it would require another tank for the fry.
I my experience a single pair is safer in small tanks. But you can’t guarantee a pair just by buying male and female. Often you have to let them choose.
I don’t think you can keep just males or just females in any tank of that size or even a bit bigger.
We really need to know which species bree78 ?
I ordered 6 and paid for them because he told me 6 was a good number. He will have to refund me and keep some thenI have a cycled 33 long . Would that work? Densely planted . Caves. Rocks driftwood.
48 x 12x 12Try not to listen to your pet shop. They want to sell you more, as it means more money comes to them. Six apistos in such a small space will be gory...
If you’re using the 33 long instead, may I ask what the dimensions of the 33 long are?
Okay, hopefully we can sex these. I have 2 kribensis cichlids in another tank and they chase each other a lot. Not sure of sex.Yes, definitely.
In a 20: A pair or just a single male.
In a 33: 1 male, 2 females.
That was what he said. To get 6 and let them pair up. Maybe because I have 7 tanks he assumes I can move to different tanks in the home . They are juveniles that he ordered. I'm very excited they are so beautiful as far as the pictures I see onlineProbably for the majority of cichlids (American anyway) the best way to get a pair is to get a group of juveniles and let them pair up themselves, but you have to be able to rehome or relocate the rest. When I tried this with Apistogrammas I managed to get all males though!
While his explanation is lacking, his thought process is excellent. I see so many beginner Apistogramma keepers caught up in buying “pairs”…..which aren’t actually pairs ( just a M & F), which ultimately result in having one live, and one dead ApistogrammaI am only assuming that was his thinking. He just said get 6 and put them in a 20 long.
What happens if all of mine are male ?That was what he said. To get 6 and let them pair up. Maybe because I have 7 tanks he assumes I can move to different tanks in the home . They are juveniles that he ordered. I'm very excited they are so beautiful as far as the pictures I see online
Then the LFS owner owes you one…What happens if all of mine are male ?
Okay. Off topic but I'm sure you've dealt with ich before? Well if so could you tell me if I should do a large water change and then put the carbon back in as yesterday was my last day of treatment?Then the LFS owner owes you one…
With the domestic strains, I wouldn’t be as concerned about this outcome.
It’s the WC fish you have to be careful with.
I usually try and get 15 fish to end up with a pair when dealing with a wilds. Sex ratios can be pretty skewed by the time the water is low enough to collect many of them
I ran across a site the other day which helps you with stocking your aquarium by giving you warnings and other helpful info. You put in your aquarium dimensions and fish and it tells you if they are too many or which ones get along with others.How many Apistogramma cichlids can I have in a 20 gallon long ? Local privately owned fish store owner said 6. There are no other fish in the tank and yes it's cycled.
The site is still riddled with errors and mistakes. It brings more people here to ask if the info is right (which it often isn't) than the other way round. I'd be very wary of any results given there and get a second opinion.
Oh absolutely. I never believe in getting all of my information from one place I just use it as a tool but I also believe you should research each fish species that you put in the tank while using the tool to check. I just noticed that this site was a little more accurate then most but there will never be an algorithm that would be completely accurate for stocking aquariums. There is too many side factors that algorithms miss.The site is still riddled with errors and mistakes. It brings more people here to ask if the info is right (which it often isn't) than the other way round. I'd be very wary of any results given there and get a second opinion.