Apistogramma macmasteri ‘Tame’


A beautiful wild form of the popular Apistogramma macmasteri, this peaceful and active dwarf cichlid is found in blackwater creeks and extreme shallow waters around the Rio Arauca in Colombia. A hardy and undemanding species, males will develop vivid red and yellow patches on the ventral and caudal fins when mature.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.


Apistogramma macmasteri ‘Tame’

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Creeks outside Tame, near Rio Arauca
Diet: Carnivore and micropredator, best fed small frozen foods like bloodworms and mysis/brine
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial when breeding

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm