Lennie Posted March 27 Share Posted March 27 (edited) Hey guys, Hope you are doing well. Today, I got myself a tank, mainly for the purposes of breeding apistos! I have a spare HOB, heater, light, mat as well as aquasoil. So all I need was a tank and fish basically. Lots of plant cuttings I can take from my other tanks! As I have no previous experience with any apisto species, I'd like to get some info for the basics for setting up a breeding tank for the apistos. I am planning to get 1m 1f, unless it is sold as 1m:2f in the LFS. Questions: From what I've been told, they like caves. So I will try to introduce caves. The question is, is one enough, or more than one is ideal? Is the location of caves important? Like should they have vision blocking decorations or plants in between, or does not matter as mainly females claim the caves and there will be only one anyway? Would an aquasoil base work for the apistos? I'd like to use what I have on my hand rather than buying something new. I also like planting a lot, so aquasoil does the job well for me in general and I don't like topping it up. I have RO water too. Should I use RO water in that tank, or just the tap water? My tap reads, 8.0, 0 gh, 20 kh, 0/0/20nitrate. I boost gh with Equilibrium in any case. My RO reads around 6.0ish ph, very low kh, 0gh, 0/0/0. Would breeding pair need a clean-up crew with them, or is it for the best to leave them alone? The tank info: The tank is 55cmx33cmx21.5cmh. So it is wide and long, but pretty short. Thought this would be suitable for a breeding pair as they are mostly a bottom dwellers and enjoy that sort of swimming space. What do you think? The pic of the tank: Potential apistos I consider are Fire Reds, Borellis, elizabethae, hongsloi. Or maybe anything interesting my LFS carries in the future. Please share your opinion and advices for me! Apisto guys unite and help Lennie to join the family! 😄@anewbie, @tolstoy21, @Rube_Goldfish, @jwcarlson, @Fish Folk, @NOLANANO Edited March 27 by Lennie 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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