Apistogramma ortmanni
84F
Explanation of the symbols

73F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam
Length of the vis : 7 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 35"
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.

You should give them small live food.

Breeding is not easy.  Up to 200 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female takes care of the fry.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them with fine infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

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