Blue cheek dwarf cichlid - Apistogramma eunotus
Scientific name: Apistogramma eunotus
Common name: Blue cheek dwarf cichlid
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 19°N (89.29 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Provide plenty of live or frozen foods for Blue cheek dwarf cichlids. Quality flake and small pellets will also be accepted but do not use these for the staple diet. They will relish daphnia, blood worms and brine shrimp.
South America; Blue cheek dwarf cichlids are found in the Amazonian River Basins of Peru and Brazil.
Apistogramma eunotus are impossible to sex as juveniles. As they mature, the males will become larger than the females with more distinct markings and extended finnage.
The eggs will be laid in a cave or a sheltered spot and the female will tend the eggs while the male defends the territory. When the eggs have hatched and the fry are free swimming, both parents will tend the young which can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span of Blue cheek dwarf cichlid is 3-5 years.
Keep Blue cheek dwarf cichlids in water that is slightly acidic and provide lots of hiding places. Water quality needs to be high as these fish are sensitive to higher nitrate levels.
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