Apistogramma

Male Apistogramma cacatuoides Double Red

Apistogramma cacatuoides, the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma cacatuoides (A201 – A203), often called the “Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid” is the most popular and widely available Apistogramma species. They are generally hardy and usually easy to keep and breed. Not only are they considered a beginner’s Apisto they are also spectacularly beautiful. Like most dwarf cichlids, the male and female are markedly different […]

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Photo of large adult Apistogramma baenschi male

Apistogramma baenschi 

Apistogramma baenschi (A188), is also known as Apistogramma Inka, Apistogramma Inka 50, or Apistogramma “high finned nijsseni”. These common names were used prior to the formal description of Apistogramma baenschi in 2004. Since its description, this delightful dwarf cichlid is usually sold under its correct name but it still pops up as Apistogramma Inca or one

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photo of male Apistogramma panduro showing extended dorsal lappets and distinctive black patch on caudal peduncle

Apistogramma panduro

Apistogramma panduro (A 183, 184, 185) is a beautiful dwarf cichlid from northern Peru. This especially attractive species is also known as the “Pandurino”, “Blue Panda”, “Sky Blue”, or “Blue Sky” Apisto. They come from soft acidic waters but in captivity, they usually do well in fairly neutral water conditions. They are good in a

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Colorful male Apistogramma hongsloi that is not highly domesticated

Apistogramma hongsloi

Apistogramma hongsloi (A110 – A115) are fairly robust dwarf cichlids from the tropical lowlands in the eastern parts of Columbia. They are closely related to Apistogramma macmasteri and make good aquarium inhabitants. Several color varieties have been developed by commercial breeders in Europe and some of these strains are regularly available.

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Apistogramma atahualpa adult pair male and female

Apistogramma atahualpa

Apistogramma atahualpa (A 175) is a colorful dwarf cichlid from Peru that was introduced to the hobby as Apistogramma sp. “sunset”. Although Apistogramma “sunset” may still be used as a common name for this fish, today it is increasingly sold as Apistogramma atahualpa and is a popular and hardy dwarf cichlid. About Apistogramma atahualpa Apistogramma

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