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|Scientific Name||Apistogramma cacatuoides Hoedeman, 1951|
|Common Names||Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
Crested Dwarf Cichlid, Kakadu-Zwergbuntbarsch (Germany)
|Type Locality||Amazon River basin, between 69°W and 71°W [originally Paramaribo, Suriname (in error)].|
|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.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin, in tributaries of the Ucayali, Amazon and Solimôes rivers from the Pachitea River to Tabatinga.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||24.0-25.0°C or 75.2-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Beaufortia v. 1 (no. 4), pp 1, fig.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 28 13:23 (species record created: 2010 Dec 08 08:43)|