Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Apistogramma macmasteri
Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid
Behaviour Peaceful but territorial, males will squabble
Typical size 6cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma macmasteri
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Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma macmasteri)

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As with many other dwarf cichlids, the Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid exhibits highly appealing patterning and colour that makes it an attractive fish for the aquarist. Although males can be territorial and both males and females are aggressive whilst breeding, in general the fish are peaceful and can be kept in a community without timid fish. Keep pairs or more females than males in aquariums with a sandy or fine bottom and plenty of hiding spots amongst caves, wood, and plants. Soft to medium water only.

Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid Facts

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Apistogramma ornatipinnis, A. taeniatum, A. pleurotaenia | Origin South America, Orinoco River Basin | Breeding Egglayers. Eggs are adhesive and laid upon ceilings or sides of caves, parents defend the eggs and newly hatched young, females care for the eggs and young | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-6.5, very soft to soft | Sexing Males are larger and have longer dorsal and caudal fins

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