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EEEEEEEEEE! New Apistos! EeeeEEEEeeee!

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Lady JinglyJones, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Lady JinglyJones

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    Picked me up a young pair of Apistogramma cacatuoides tonight!
    Didn't reeeeallly mean to do it - I meant to wait on getting dwarf cichlids till after I'd changed over the gravel & redecorated the tank. But my nitrates are finally down, and I was at my local, picking up crickets for my gecko... the fish were there, so I looked at them...and somehow the Apistos got into my purse.

    The lady is a dream... inquisitive, fast like a dart, swimming about with the corys, and colouring up nicely as I type.

    He.... um, he is very like a bulldog. He is squatting on his pectorals, all mouth, from a crevasse in a piece of wood. He tried to chase the corys out from behind the chunk that's been functioning as a cory cave, but there are too many of them for him. (For now.)

    Their colours are shifting and fading and remerging as they peck about the plants and gravel. Eeeee!
    I really, really like teeny cichlids.
     
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    I loved my cacs, especially the sex differences between M & F, she'll soon show him who's boss. Mine were an impulse buy too, good luck!
     
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    (Anatomy fail: little dude is sitting on his ventral fins.)
    I think she already is the boss... he doesn't do much, just looks tough while she zips about sifting sand.
    :)

    Also, she keeps mouthing bits of algae & decaying plant detritus - is she going after microbial bits, do you suppose? She's a little under an inch (and as such, smaller than the corys) but I'd have thought she'd be past scavenging goo by now.
     
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    Great little fish that are entertaining!
     
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    Great find! But where are the pics? :p

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    ...and an avatar one.....
     
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    Awesome! Those are pretty little fish, I can tell you'll love them! lol
     
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    If you took pictures as poorly as I do, you wouldn't put them up...
    But here they are:

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    Tiberius and Julia!
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    Tiberius01.jpg
     
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    They look healthy and strong. See why you decided to grab them.
     
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    Nice! That male looks like he's gonna color up nicely.

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