Yellow Dwarf Cichlid
Other Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Names:
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid, Umbrella Cichlid
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Scientific Name:
Apistogramma borellii, Heterogramma borellii
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Temperament:
Species Type: South American Cichlids
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Life Expectancy: 5 years
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Habitat: South American rivers (Amazon River)
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Minimum Tank Size:
Generally peaceful but may become territorial particularly during spawning.
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - Feed with mainly live foods for best health and colour. Flakes can be used.
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Description:
This is a great species for a dwarf south american cichlid tank. This is usually a peaceful species but may become territorial while spawning. The aquarium should be decorated with places for the yellow dwarf cichlid to hide and spawn.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Smaller american cichlids such as firemouth meekis and salvinis cichlids. Some south american community fish may also work well.
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Breeding & Spawning:
Use an acidic pH (6.0-6.2) and a higher temperature of up to 28°C. The eggs are laid on the roof of a cave or an upturned pot. The female carefully guards the fry but sometimes lacks security with the eggs. Use a ratio of one male to three or four females.
Determining Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Sex:
The male has brighter colours and is larger with pointed dorsal and anal fins. Be careful though; some males exhibit female colouring to avoid territorial disputes with other males.
Prefers middle or bottom of tank.
Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Diseases:
None specific to species
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