Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)

$10.99

One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. These fish originate from the Rio Nanay in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

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Description

Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locality: Rio Nanay
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:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm