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.

photo of male Apistogramma uaupesi

Apistogramma cf. uaupesi

Apistogramma uaupesi (A 156) is a very attractive and rather demanding dwarf cichlid. They are found in very soft acid waters in the Rio Negro system and often require these conditions in the aquarium. A. uaupesi can be delicate and are recommended for experienced Apisto keepers.

Apistogramma hoignei

Apistogramma hoignei (A116, A118) is a rarely seen dwarf cichlid that comes from the Orinoco basin in Venezuela. They are closely related to Apistogramma macmasteri and are easy to keep and breed. Unfortunately, they are rarely available in the USA.

Apistogramma steindachneri male

Apistogramma steindachneri

Apistogramma steindachneri (A 138) has been a popular aquarium fish since it was first discovered. It was likely introduced to Germany in about 1906 and became well-established in the hobby after the end of WW II. It’s one of the largest Apistos and makes a very showy impression. Although it’s mostly silvery in appearance, it …

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Photo of red shouldered male Apistogramma macmasteri

Apistogramma macmasteri

Apistogramma macmasteri (A120 – A121) is a robust dwarf cichlid that has been kept by aquarists for many years. They are among the more commonly available Apistos and a number of color strains have been developed through selective breeding. They do well in most water conditions and are usually good in a community aquarium or …

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