Highfin dwarf cichlid - Apistogramma hoignei
Scientific name: Apistogramma hoignei
Common name: Highfin dwarf cichlid
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 15°N (89.29 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°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
This dwarf cichlid can be a fussy eater but it will accept quality flake or pellets eventually. It must be offered treats of live or frozen foods to keep it at its best and display the most colouration.
South America; Highfin dwarf cichlids are found in the waterways of Venezuela.
Males will display more colouration and have extended dorsal and anal fins.
This species of cichlid are harem breeders. The male will fertilise several batches of eggs with several different females at the same time. The females will normally lay their eggs on the roof of caves which can be made with upturned plant pots. When the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Highfin dwarf cichlid is 3-5 years.
A planted tank is preferred by Apistogramma hoignei with the addition of rocks or wood to provide hiding places. They can be kept in a community tank at a ratio of one male per four females.
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