All FishesCichlidaeCichlinae ⇒ The genus Apistogramma

Hop to next section Summary of Apistogramma
Pronounced ah-PISS-toe-grah-mah
Etymology The genus name is a combination of the Greek apisto, meaning 'meaning uncertain, inconstant, unstable, faithless', and gramme, meaning 'line', in reference to the variably-developed lateral line of these species.
Feeding Apistogramma should be fed mainly on foods that reach the bottom third of the aquarium. Prepared foods include flakes and granules that sink. Live or frozen live foods such as bloodworm or brineshrimp are recommended for bringing pairs into breeding condition.
Breeding If there is not a bonded pair, setting up a breeding tank with one male and several females should encourage breeding. Water in the breeding tank should be slightly acidic (6-6.5 pH) and soft, around 5 dh. A specific breeding surface is necessary, often an upturned, small, plant pot or similar will suffice.
Size Smallest 21mm, largest 400mm, average 60mm, most commonly 39mm. All SL.
Species There are 74 "species" in the database
Keepers 1 species (1.4%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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1. Apistogramma nijsseni (100%)
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