Rio Madeira Apistogramma (Apistogramma sp. "Rio Madeira")

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Rio Madeira Apistogramma

Apistogramma sp. "Rio Madeira"

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 6.0

[[Minimum temperature::73 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

3-5 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Origin

Sexing

Males will have more vibrant colouration.

Tank compatibility

They will generally be peaceful towards other species, keep only one male to tank, with one or two female companions.

Diet

Will accept most meaty foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Mature tanks with acidic water only as this fish is sensitive to water parameters. Does best with dark substrate and dense planting as well as caves provided in bogwood and rocks.

Behaviour

Generally peaceful mid-bottom swimmer, males can be territorial.

Identification

A small and oval-shaped dwarf Cichlid that is generally pale pinkish-orange in base colour with a bold dark lateral line.

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