Panda Dwarf Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Apistogramma nijsseni
Panda Dwarf Cichlid
Behaviour Peaceful, territorial
Typical size 6cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 29℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5-7
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Panda Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma nijsseni
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Panda Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma nijsseni)

Panda Dwarf Cichlid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Panda Dwarf Cichlid's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Panda Dwarf Cichlid is the right fish for your aquarium.

The name 'panda' comes from the unusual markings of the females of this species, which have black 'blotches' around the eye and parts of the fins. The fish is only occasionally available for sale, being rarely bred in captivity. Behaviour is similar to other Apistogramma species, being peaceful but territorial, and suitable for a community of robust fishes. The aquarium should have a sandy or fine gravel bottom, hiding spots including caves, and vegetation. The fish seems to only do well in soft, acidic water. Not a beginners fish, but an interesting fish to keep.

Panda Dwarf Cichlid Facts

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Other names Panda Cichlid, Nijsseni's Dwarf Cichlid, Blue sky, Azure Dwarf Cichlid | Origin South America; Peru; Ucayali River Basin | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-6, very soft | Natural Habitat Vegetated black water creeks | Sexing Males (picture 1) are larger with a blue body and red tail fin edging. Females (Picture 2) are smaller and have a yellow body with black blotches

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