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Scientific Name Apistogramma borellii  (Regan, 1906)
Common Names Umbrella Cichlid
Borelli's Dwarf Cichlid, Borellis Zwergbuntbarsch (Germany), Yellow Dwarf Cichlid
Type Locality Carandasiñho, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Pronunciation 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. 
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Size 39mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay River basin and along the lower Paraná River in Argentina
La Plata, ParanĂ¡, Lower ParanĂ¡ (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, ParanĂ¡, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 17 (no. 97) (art. 6), pp 63.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 09:20 (species record created: 2010 Dec 19 04:40)