Apistogramma Dwarf Cichlids: Species Profiles, Tank Setup & Breeding

Apistogramma (or Dwarf Cichlids) are known for their compact size, vibrant colors, and pleasant personalities, making them a favorite among hobbyists.

This section contains everything you need to know about these energetic little beauties, from how to make a positive identification, to their natural habitat, diet, behaviors, and breeding.

Apistogramma ortegai pair
How to identify an apistogramma

How to Identify an Apistogramma?

Identifying an Apistogramma can be challenging, as there are almost 100 recognized species and over 400 that have yet to be described. This step-by-step guide will get you started.

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Apistogramma Groups & Species Profiles

Given their wide diversity and similar morphological features, the dwarf cichlids of the genus Apistogramma have been divided into various species-groupings within four lineages by authors and enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

The average lifespan of Apistogramma is around two years, but some species have been known to live up to 5 years or more with proper care.

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Apistogramma Tank Setup & Care

Apistogramma Breeding

Books & Online Sources