The Top 10 Apistogramma Plants (Floating and Rooted)

apistogramma plants

Many wonderful aquatic plants that we use to brighten our planted displays aren’t always doing well in tanks with Apistogramma fish. Some need more lighting than others, and some thrive in a porous, clay-based substrate that is nutrient-rich. In this article, we will go over the difficulties of growing live plants in Apisto tanks, a … Read more

Apistogramma Cave Essentials: Master Breeding & DIY Tips


A dwarf cichlid, the Apistogramma, is a dazzling array of colorful fish, but it can be somewhat difficult to breed in home aquariums. One key factor in encouraging their breeding and ensuring their well-being is to provide them with plenty of suitable hiding and spawning places. This is where Apistogramma caves come into play. In … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Apistogramma pH Level

apistogramma ph level

One of the most common questions asked by Apistogramma lovers is, “What is the ideal pH for Apistogramma aquariums?” The answer is not as simple as you might think, particularly if you’re trying to breed these colorful cichlids and raise their fry. But fear not, for we have the inside scoop. While a slightly acidic to … Read more

Leaves for Apistogramma: Myth, Top Picks & How to Use

Leaves for Apistos

Are you a passionate aquarium enthusiast looking to breed Apistogramma species? If so, there is one thing you absolutely must get right: the water conditions. Originating in South America, these delicate dwarf cichlids are found in slow-moving streams and tributaries beneath dense forest canopies, where the water is naturally soft and acidic from the decaying … Read more

How To Acclimate New Apistogramma Fish? (Drip or Float Method)

Apistogramma Acclimation

Welcome to the fascinating world of Apistogramma fish! These stunning dwarf cichlids are renowned for their vibrant colors and fascinating behaviors, making them a highly sought-after addition to any dwarf cichlid enthusiast’s collection. But before you can witness their beauty in full bloom, it’s crucial to properly acclimate them to their new environment. Don’t let … Read more