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    N. adoketa

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    My pair of N. adoketa, they have already spawned





    I keep plecos and dwarf cichlids

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    Nice looking pair BlueBlue....They look sooo small as compared to the driftwood at the back...HA..ha..Any sign of the eggs hatching this time??I thought i remember that you mentioned that the last spawn did not yield any fries...
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    abit OOT here
    but i find the plant color damn green in the pic
    looks pretty nice

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    Huh??What OOT???Btw,all blueblue fishes are stunning....Look at the fish...Colour & finnage all looks so stunning...Btw,this pair should be wild caught right BlueBlue???And how long is the pair measured now??Is that the japanese sand/rocks you mentioned before??
    Last edited by Justikanz; 24th Nov 2006 at 10:43.

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    Ivanacara adoketa (Formerly Nannacara adoketa)

    I. adoketa

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    I keep plecos and dwarf cichlids

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    The fries are so cute looking with the round heads.
    The top left fry looks like Dory in Finding Nemo.
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    Hi blueblue,

    Haven't seen you for a while! Welcome back and thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

    This is one of my favorite species too and I once had the chance to babysit a large bunch for yorky, courtesy of Mick. But sadly, they did not manage to spawn successfully as yours did. Shame.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valice View Post
    The fries are so cute looking with the round heads.
    The top left fry looks like Dory in Finding Nemo.
    Thanks valice. Yes, i love the appearance of the fries in the photo... they are cute

    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    Haven't seen you for a while! Welcome back and thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

    This is one of my favorite species too and I once had the chance to babysit a large bunch for yorky, courtesy of Mick. But sadly, they did not manage to spawn successfully as yours did. Shame.
    Hi Benny, thanks and glad to be back

    The forum for apisto looks quite exciting now

    I.adoketa is a tricky species that it's not easy to get healthy fries successfully. I have got several pairs from multiple sources (Germany and Taiwan) and tried several times before ending with the spawning pairs.

    The first batch of fries, unfortunately, turned out to be bad; the photo here is showing the second batch of fries which i feel
    promising
    Last edited by Justikanz; 27th Feb 2007 at 12:11.
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    Any tips for us in terms of a healthy spawn? I heard the water has to be clean and soft and there must be ample space. Quality food is of course a necessity.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    The critical success factor is water quality and a quiet environment.

    The pairs had spawned many times but all failed. I then rearranged the setting of the tank and included a more powerful filter, Eheim 2028 ProfII, and installed a sterilizer.

    The pair inside this tank then spawned and fries were collected.
    Last edited by Justikanz; 27th Feb 2007 at 12:12. Reason: Removing immediate quotation
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    Hi Blueblue!

    Nice see you back. This species of apisto is very challenging breed. Was wondering how big is the breeding tank for these guys. I just love the pattern on its face.
    Nicholas

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    Hi Nic. Thanks. I used to breed this species in both big tank and small tank. The big one is 40 inches long, 20 inches wide and 20 inches tall.

    P.S: Hmm, adoketa is a dwarf cichlid while it's NOT of the apisto family.
    Last edited by Justikanz; 27th Feb 2007 at 16:01. Reason: Removing immediate quotation
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    blueblue,

    Thanks for the information. Yorky's batch had eggs, but they never even hatched.

    Nicholas,

    If you notice, it does not say Apistogramma adoketa, it's Ivanacara adoketa. An entirely different genus, not to mention species.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Hi Blueblue & Benny,

    I notice my mistake. Thanks for pointing out.
    Nicholas

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    Hey Nic,

    At AQ you learn some new all the time right? That's how we move forward together.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Hi Benny,

    Point noted.

    Blueblue,

    I know of someone dying to get these fishes. Was wondering how small was the smaller tank you breed them in? How is the water parameters to keep them in?
    Nicholas

    Newbie en el cichlid enano

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    Hi blueblue, glad to see you around in AQ again. Hope to see more of your collection.

    The body patterns are simply amazing! How often do you feed the males since they grow rather fat?
    Eugene (^_^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wackytpt View Post
    Was wondering how small was the smaller tank you breed them in? How is the water parameters to keep them in?
    Hmm, the small tank has a capacity of 20-35 liters.

    Quote Originally Posted by genes View Post
    Hi blueblue, glad to see you around in AQ again. Hope to see more of your collection.

    The body patterns are simply amazing! How often do you feed the males since they grow rather fat?
    I feed them twice or once a day with sea shrimps and staple pet food
    Last edited by valice; 28th Feb 2007 at 15:46.
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    Hi BlueBlue;

    Nice seeing you back...I simply can't get enough of your Apisto collection!!!I will definately arrange time to go see your collectioin soon..

    Quote Originally Posted by blueblue View Post
    Hmm, the small tank has a capacity of 20-35 liters.
    Humm...35L tank??!!So in another words,a 2ft X 1.5ft X 1ft tank will be sufficient to breed this beautiful cichlids??Other factor must be considered as well...Super good quality water and a comfirmed bonded pair...

    I will definately try keeping 1 pair of theses if i got the chance..


    I feed them twice or once a day with sea shrimps and staple pet food
    Seems like the diet of these beautiful cichlid is as common as normal apisto...


    Regards
    Milk

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    Milk: In fact, keeping I.adoketa in an aquarium is not difficult. The only problems for this species are:
    1. The very high mortality rate for wildcaught and so we seldom find genuine wildcaught of this species. Some guys keep on saying that they have
    wildcaught from japan, germany, canada, Taiwan, or even Hong Kong (haha), etc... i myself have very serious doubts.
    2. Breeding is always quite challenging. I would say that it's easy for the
    pair to spawn but it is uneasy to get healthy offsprings...
    Last edited by Justikanz; 2nd Mar 2007 at 11:04.
    I keep plecos and dwarf cichlids

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