Small peacful Apisto's

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by GBR.Moorrreeee, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. GBR.MoorrreeeeValued MemberMember

    I am starting up a 10 gallon communtiy tank and am looking fo some small apisto's. The one's that i've seen that i like are;
    Apistogramma sp. "Steel Blue"
    Apistogramma borellii
    Apistogramma geisleri
    Apistogramma sp. "Putumayo"
    Apistogramma paucisquamis
    Apistogramma trifascia

    I am just wondering if anyone could help narrow down them. They'd go with
    Hara Jerdoni
    Honey Blue-eye
    Dwarf pencilfish
    Paska's Blue-eye

    Any Help??

  2. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't be putting any Apistos in a 10gal, especially with other fish. They would need the whole tank to themselves & then some. Sorry.

  3. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    +1. Apistos can grow surprisingly large and have the attitude to boot.
  4. GBR.MoorrreeeeValued MemberMember

    Are there any small cichlids i could put in there?
  5. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Not really. Not american cichlids at least. Maybe do it as a species tank for Shelldwellers (african rift lakes) but that about it.
  6. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    You would need lots of shells so they can choose their own and claim territory.
  7. GBR.MoorrreeeeValued MemberMember

    I've looked intoit. Could i do a combination of them. I really like the Lamprologus meleagris, Lamprologus caudopunctatus, and Neolamprologus multifasciatus. Could i do a combination of them??
  8. platy benWell Known MemberMember

    Not in a 10G tank I'm afraid.
  9. GBR.MoorrreeeeValued MemberMember

    How many could fit in it??
  10. platy benWell Known MemberMember

    I would say you could keep a trio of one species of shelldweller.
  11. GBR.MoorrreeeeValued MemberMember

  12. N0body Of The GoatValued MemberMember

    Nanochromis transvestitus could work in there, but they have a "hard work" reputation, due to their water requirements; aggression; love/hate relationship of breeding pairs.

    Edit: "Steel blues" are considered to be quite aggressive, even if they were suitable for your tank... ;)

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