Lab wrote:Hi Dan.
A. trifasciata should be pretty straight forward to breed, probably even in slightly alkaline water. The male is highly polygamous, so if given the option I would put 2-4 females with 1 male. This should work our in about a 30 gallon tank.
I don't know about A. similis.
bantamweight1911 wrote:Hi Lars,
I do not doubt any of your comments. What I meant was that they are classified as Trifasciata group - please correct me if I am wrong, I am far from an expert on our little friends.
I am also a bit of a 'lumper' and consider many fish to be the same species, that others would classify as different. For this reason, I considered Mamore to be a variant of Trifasciata, in that it is decended from that line.
I should have said, that I have Mamore, which is in the Trifasciata group ?
Sorry for the confusion, but also raises an interesting subject on the classification of Apistos (I am still trying to believe that Gephyra and Agassizi are completely different species, when some Gephyra are more like Agassizi and vice versa )
I'll try to get some pics of the brooding female Mamore
Dan Woodland wrote:Thanks Lars.
For A. Trifasciata what would be the best water parameters or set up? We caught them in areas ranging from stagnant leaf litter filled puddles to clear water with leaf litter. I ask because unfortunately, we did not have a test meter to obtain water parameters on the trip.
He, he you're right. I'm definitely a splitter The two species are probably each other closest relatives (until now). I think you know a lot more than you give yourself credit for
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