Steindachner's Dwarf Cichlid
Behaviour Territorial, peaceful
Typical size 6cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Steindachner's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma steindachneri
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Steindachner's Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma steindachneri

These dwarf cichlids are peaceful but will hold territories along the lower regions of the aquarium and become aggressive during spawning. One male can be kept with several females, where each female has her own territory. Two males should only be kept in large aquariums. The aquarium should have hiding spots, darker areas, and plenty of vegetation. Good water quality and a varied diet is essential for good health. Soft acidic water is preferable.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Heterogramma steindachneri, Apistogramma ornatipinnis, A. wickleri | Origin South America; Guyana | Breeding Cave spawner, one male will control several females | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-7, very soft to medium | Sexing Males are larger with a longer tail fin

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