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|Scientific Name||Apistogramma amoena (Cope, 1872)|
|Type Locality||Río Ambyiacu, Peru.|
|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||63mm or 2.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Rio Amazonas basin in Peru (Río Ampiyacu).
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Ampiyacu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23, pp 250|
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|Last Update||2013 Oct 22 17:38 (species record created: 2011 May 01 12:50)|