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Scientific Name Apistogramma erythrura  Staeck & Schindler, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Drainage of the río Yata, Laguna Larga (= Lago Largo), ca. 160 kilometers northwest of Santa Ana de Yacuma, Depto. Beni, Bolivia.
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. erythrura: The species epithet is a compound derived from the Greek erythro (=red) and ura (=tail). Then name refers to the conspicuous colour of the caudal fin in the majority of adult males.
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Size 43mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Bolivia. Known from several localities in the drainage of the lower río Mamoré in the province of Beni in Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.2 - 6.4
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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 Vertebrate Zoology v. 58 (no. 2), pp 198, Figs. 1-6, 8-13
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Last Update 2017 Sep 05 13:50 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 21:36)