Apistogramma steindachneri
79F
Explanation of the symbols

75F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Guyana, Surinam, Brazil
Length of the vis : 10 cm (male) - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 35"
English name : Steindachner's 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.

The fish is omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not difficult.  It is a good fish for beginners.  The species is not often seen in stores.

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