Are Apistogramma easy to breed?

Breeding Apistogramma Cichlids. At some point after establishing your aquarium, you may decide you wish to breed your dwarf cichlids. Luckily for you, these are some of the easiest fish to breed, making them perfect for beginners and experienced breeders alike.

How do you breed Apistogramma?

To get apistos to breed it helps to have a pair that has chosen each other. In the absence of that, having the male and female in a tank where they can see a pair of fish like themselves seems to improve their desire for each other; they pair-bond in order to stave off the pair in the tank next door.

How long does it take for Apisto eggs to hatch?

three to four days
The female will guard the eggs while constantly fanning them. She is very intolerant of the male or any other fish while with the eggs and she will aggressively attack them to keep them away. The eggs hatch in three to four days depending on the temperature and the female will continue to guard over them.

How long do apistogramma Cacatuoides live?

between five and ten years
Lifespan. The average Apistogramma lifespan is between five and ten years. Their lifespan can vary a bit depending on what species you’re talking about.

What do apistogramma Cacatuoides eat?

They’re best with live food, like BBS (baby brine shrimp), glass worms, larvae, other kinds of worms, and similar foods of that nature. Apistos are also fun and easy to breed. They are an egg layer.

What is Apistogramma cacatuoides?

A. cacatuoides “Orange Flash” male. This domestic strain is especially colorful. This male has an unusually tall dorsal fin. Apistogramma cacatuoides (A 200 – A 203) are one of the most widely available Apistogrammas and are the type species for the cacatuoides group of Apistogrammas.

What is A cacatuoides?

“Cacatuoides” means “like a cockatoo,” and it is an apt descriptor. The first several rays of the male’s dorsal fin are greatly elongated and are often carried erect, resembling the display crest of a cockatoo. The wild fish don’t have the spectacular colors of domestic line-bred fish, but even their fins are spectacular.

Are cockatoo Apistogramma good for beginners?

The cockatoo apisto is a great first Apistogramma for beginning cichlid breeders to work with. They are colorful, intelligent, excellent parents, and well suited for community tanks. If you have a good relationship with a local store, they will often take cockatoo dwarfs in trade for other fish, food, or equipment.

What does a beginner apisto look like?

Not only are they considered a beginners apisto, they are also spectacularly beautiful. Like most dwarf cichlids the male and female are markedly different in appearance. Males reach about three inches in total length and are very colorful. They usually sport a very high dorsal fin with several very extended rays on the front of the fin.