Product Details

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Size

6cm - 7cm

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Care Level

Medium

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

The Apistogramma panduro is a delightful and colorful species of dwarf cichlid that originates from the upper Rio Madre de Dios in Peru. Known for its vibrant colors and distinct markings, the Apistogramma panduro is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts. Here are key features and care requirements for the Apistogramma panduro:

Key Features:

  • Coloration: The Apistogramma panduro exhibits a beautiful combination of colors. Males often display striking blue and yellow hues, while females tend to have more subdued colors.
  • Markings: Both males and females feature dark lateral stripes and spots along their bodies.

Size:

  • Adult Apistogramma panduro typically reaches a size of around 2.5 to 3 inches (6.5 to 7.5 centimeters).

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical environment with temperatures between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Levels: Aim for slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, ideally between 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Water Hardness: Keep water hardness in the soft to medium range, around 5 to 15 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Aquarium Size: A tank of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a pair or a small group of Apistogramma panduro.
  • Decoration: Provide hiding spots with the use of caves, driftwood, and live plants. These cichlids appreciate a well-decorated tank that mimics their natural environment.
  • Substrate: Use a soft substrate like sand to replicate their native habitat.

Tank Mates:

  • Apistogramma panduro is generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding.
  • Suitable tank mates include other peaceful fish that prefer similar water conditions, such as small tetras, rasboras, and other non-aggressive species.

Feeding Habits:

  • These cichlids are omnivores. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular water changes are crucial to maintain water quality.
  • Ensure proper filtration and provide a well-maintained environment for optimal health.

Breeding Behavior:

  • Apistogramma panduro is known for its interesting breeding behavior.
Males may display vibrant colors during courtship, and females typically lay eggs in carefully chosen locations. Provide suitable hiding spots and soft, acidic water conditions to encourage breeding

Apistogramma Panduro

SGD 25.00

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