Apistogramma linkei
Explanation of the symbols

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Bolivia
Length of the fish : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Linke's Dwarf Cichlid
Rather calm fish that makes a small territory.  You can keep this fish as a pair or in a harem.  The aquarium should be densely planted and set up with driftwood and roots that make hiding places.  They don't dig in the substrate.

You should give them live food such as Artemia, waterflees and mosquito larvae.  Dry food is accepted as well.  They don't like to eat from the water surface.

Breeding is not too difficult.  Up to 100 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  After 2-3 days the eggs hatch.  Another 5 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and a few days later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Levi Matsari

Copyright AV AquaVISie. All rights reserved.