Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma trifasciata)

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Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid

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Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma trifasciata

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

[[Minimum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::29 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

2-5 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Additional names

Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid, Blue Apistogramma, Three-Stripe Apisto


Origin

South America: Amazon River basin, in the Guaporé drainage in Brazil; Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay River drainage in Brazil and Paraguay, and in the middle Paraná River drainage in Argentina.

Sexing

Males are larger, more colourful and have longer finnage than females. Females are silver and black with shorter fins.

Tank compatibility

Keep this species in male/female pairs. Tank mates should not be predatory and do not keep with other cichlids. Keep with robust and fast-swimming tank mates.

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