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 (Apistogramma borellii))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 6-6.8
Hardness Range: 5-20°

Family: Cichlidae

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: 20 gallons

Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Temperament: 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.

Aquarium Region: Prefers middle or bottom of tank.

Yellow Dwarf Cichlid Diseases: None specific to species

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