Apistogramma Macmasteri Care Sheet

Apistogramma MacmasteriAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 3 inches or 7.5 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatUpper parts of river basins
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.5 - 84 ºF or 23 - 29 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness5 - 15 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressiveGenerally peaceful but they can be aggressive during spawning
Number of same species in one aquariumOne male and one female
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every pair of fish
Community FishYes, if tank mates are chosen carefully, no smaller fish with long fins
Compatible withOther Dwarf Cichlids. It is important to have enough room and hiding place for all the fish
SexesMales are larger, longer and more colorful with more impressive fins than females
FoodOmnivorous – Feed them live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp and small pellets. Add flakes and some spirulina or vegetable matter to their diet
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature79 - 84 °F or 26 - 29 °C
Other namesMacmaster's Apisto, Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid, Red tailed Dwarf Cichlid
Scientific nameApistogramma Macmasteri
Other Scientific namesNone
LifespanUp to 5 years

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