Apistogramma rubrolineata

$29.99

One of the more colorful dwarf cichlids and a relatively new fish to the hobby, this Apistogramma originates in the streams and small creeks of Southern Peru in the Madre de Dios river basin, and a separate population is known from neighboring Bolivia. When it was first collected and imported, it was known as “Apistogramma sp. “Manu”. A larger growing and hardy dwarf cichlid. they make for an impressive display fish in any small to medium-sized aquarium.

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.

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Description

Apistogramma rubrolineata

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Madre de Dios river drainage
Diet: Carnivore and micropredator, best fed small frozen foods like bloodworms and mysis/brine
Adult Size: 2.5″
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