Apistogramma cacatuoides
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Apistogramma cacatuoides

Common Names: Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
Crested Dwarf Cichlid
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - South; Amazon river, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Mix with other community fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed live foods for best coloration. Flake is also accepted. Prefer to be kept in a tank with dense vegetation and lots of bogwood.
6 - 8
23°C - 26°C
73°F - 79°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 8.8cm (3.5")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have brighter colours, and extended rays in the dorsal fin.
Breeding: Quite easy. Condition the pair on live food. Will spawn on bogwood, broad leafed plants, and in upturned flowerpots.
Comments: One of the most colorful and commonly available Apistogramma species. This fish is highly farm/aquarium bred and raised, and thus has several color varieties; "sunset", "red", "double red", "triple red", "sun spot", just to name a few. One of the more forgiving of the Apistogramma species when it comes to water parameters.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Not Specified
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Image Credit: ;Mez
Submitted By: Mez
Contributors: LITTLE_FISH
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