Which could mean they have even a shorter time with you. With typically a 4-6 month life span, the stronger healthier mercatoris mostly are not the ones mosty captured for sale.
I want to start a mercatoris captive breeding program due to these facts. Will keep you in mind as it progresses. However, in the interim I have decided on a baby bimac. To many possitive for these wonderful creatures to not enjoy the company of one.
How large of a tank do you plan on or currently have?