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Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid, Blue Apistogramma,
Up to 2 inches or (5-6cm).
SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon River basin, Guaporé drainage
in Brazil; Paraná River basin, Paraguay River drainage in Brazil
and Paraguay, and middle Paraná River drainage in Argentina..
Min Tank Size:
25 gallon or larger recommended.
Primarily small insects and planktonic animals.
However, they accept frozen and freeze-dried bloodworms tubifex,
brine shrimp, daphnia, micro pellet food and high quality flakes.
Small and peaceful dwarf cichlid that may be territorial
Temperature 79-84°F (26-29°C), pH range:
5.0 - 7.2; Soft to medium: dH range 0.0 - 12.0
Numerous hiding places, using plants, wood, rocks
and decorations to break up line of sight. Keep a higher ratio
of females to males, at least 2 female to 1 male. This species
is very sensitive to water quality. Adaptable to water parameters
like other fish but not adaptable to water quality. Must perform
frequent small water changes to preserve the health of the fish.
Though peaceful, not suited for all tanks due to
territorial behavior. Ensure plenty of room for all fish, and
Fragile depending on water conditions, not the best