Blue panda apisto - Apistogramma panduro
Scientific name: Apistogramma panduro
Common name: Blue panda apisto
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 8°N (35.71 - 142.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 26 °C (73.4 - 78.8°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
Blue panda apisto’s are not fussy eaters; a quality flake should be given for the staple diet. Include in their diet, treats of brine shrimp and blood worm.
South America; Blue panda apisto’s are to be found in the black water streams of Peru.
Females are bright yellow with black chest markings. Males will have a blue body color with brown markings.
Soft, acidic water is required to get Apistogramma panduro to breed. Add plant pots for spawning sites and condition the parents with live and frozen foods. The female will tend the eggs while the male defends the spawning site. The fry should be free swimming 6-7 days after hatching, initially feed them on Infusoria. As they increase in size, feed them with newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span of Blue panda apisto is 2-3 years.
Plenty of hiding places should be included in the tank along with a lot of plants. Regular water changes are required as these fish are very sensitive to poor water quality.Apistogramma panduro is very peaceful and can be kept with other community fish.
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