Blue Steel Apistogramma

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Hi Guys,

Real quick question.

Would you keep a pair of Blue Steel Apistogramma in a small tank (6-10 gallons), like this for example
in order to allow them to breed?

I currently have a pair in my 50 Gallon tank, but they are being harassed by my Kribs a little, and they are only little right now (like 1 inch). I could leave them in with the Kribs as I don't think they will kill the Blue Steels, but you never know which such a small fish if they will kill over at any time due to stress etc

Was thinking of buying a small tank like in the youtube video, but wondered, what do you all think? Is it too small?

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Chris
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I would for sure keep them in a 10 gal

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tehmole replied the topic: Blue Steel Apistogramma

can't find those at my LFS ... would love a pair in my 20 planted tank
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Chris-gashead replied the topic: Blue Steel Apistogramma

I know they are tiny, but any chance any of you can sex them? Perhaps they are too small?





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tehmole replied the topic: Blue Steel Apistogramma

to sex them:

male - dorsal fin - first 2/3 spikes are longer
female - dorsal fin - relatively the same
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I cannot sex them from those pics maybe a video

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I will try and upload a video to youtube and post it on here at some point :)
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