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Scientific Name Apistogramma taeniata  (Günther, 1862)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Cupai [= Rio Cupari], Rio Tapajós basin, Amazon River drainage, Pará 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 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin, in the lower Tapajós River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Lower Tapajós (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 Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 4, pp 312
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Last Update 2021 Jan 02 04:43 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 22:08)