Here is a video of a new group of A. trifasciata. When I set up apistos for breeding, I start with multiple males and females. Once a dominant male becomes established I remove the extra males, otherwise the dominant male spends ore time worrying about the competition than he does spawning…. as you will see in this video. I removed the extra male after shooting this footage.
This species comes in from the Czech Republic as A. trifasciata ‘Macilliensis’… but that is not really a valid name. This is a basically a nice tank strain trifasciata.
I needed to get some photos of some of my smaller fish, so I placed a couple dozen of each into my 30-gallon planted photo tank. I am always amazed at how cool a tank full of very small fish looks. The three species in there are the classic harlequin rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha), the relatively new micro-danio with the common name of neon yellow rasbora (Microdevario kubotai) and the very old school (but hard to find today) African fire barb (Barbus fasciolatus). The African barb is a very cool fish that makes a great dither in dwarf cichlid tanks, or even under schools of larger African tetras. The harlequin rasboras are one of the most historically popular fish in the hobby… with good reason! A school of these beauties is hard to beat for action and color. The neon yellow microdevario is destined to become a classic. It really is neon yellow, and a school of them looks awesome in a planted tank. All three are available in the stock shop right now. Enjoy…
I am running a series of auction on AquaBid for the next couple weeks. I do not do this very often. When I am selling something on auction I remove the price from the in stock list and will not sell the fish until the auction in done. In place of the prices there are links to the auctions for that species. Here is a link to my auctions on AB: Ted’s Auctions
I have removed the livestock from the automated shopping cart store. The shipping charges were just too hard to work out accurately. To order fish an plants we are going back to good ol’ email. Send me a list of what you want with a shipping zip code, and I will email you back with shipping options.
If you live in WI, MN, IL, IA, NE, ND, SD or the greater St. Louis area of MO, I can ship overnight or second day using SpeeDee Delivery at a significantly lower cost.
Delivery to events I will be at is still the safest way to get fish to you… and the cheapest!