Apistogramma eunotus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Peru
Length : 8,5 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Highback Dwarf Cichlid
  Peaceful dwarfcichlid that can be kept in a community aquarium together with other small peaceful fishes, but you can better keep them in an aquarium that is set up especially for dwarfcichlids. A male forms a harem and as a result, should be kept in a ration of one male to every three or four females. Males defend a large territory in which several females may guard their own brood. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots, and on the sides and background densely planted, because they need hiding places.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.

You should give them small live food such as waterflees, cyclops and small insect larvae.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 100 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female looks after the fry and the male defends the territory.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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