Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid



Other Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Names: Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Crested Dwarf Cichlid

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Scientific Name: Apistogramma cacatuoides

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
72°-80°
pH Range: 6-7.8
6-7.8
Hardness Range: 5-18°
5-18°


Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: South American Cichlids

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Adult Size: 3.5 inches (cm)

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Life Expectancy: 5 years

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Habitat: South American rivers (Amazon River)

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Temperament: Peaceful community fish

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Diet & Nutrition: Feed live foods for best coloration. Flake is also accepted. Prefer to be kept in a tank with dense vegetation and lots of bogwood.

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Description: One of the most colorful and commonly available Apistogramma species. This fish is highly farm/aquarium bred and raised, and thus has several color varieties; "sunset", "red", "double red", "triple red", "sun spot", just to name a few. One of the more forgiving of the Apistogramma species when it comes to water parameters.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other dwarf cichlids such as yellow dwarf cichlid or panda dwarf cichlid.

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Breeding & Spawning: Quite easy. Condition the pair on live food. Will spawn on bogwood, broad leafed plants, and in upturned flowerpots.

Determining Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Sex: Males tend to have brighter colors and extended rays on the dorsal fin.

Aquarium Region: Prefers middle or bottom of tank.

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Diseases: None specific to species



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