Apistogramma Borellii (Umbrella Cichlid)
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Borellii Dwarf Cichlid
The apistogramma borellii dwarf cichlid is a small colourful fish, the males are larger, more colourful and develop more extended fins than females. Captive-raised fish are the recommended choice for the community aquarium. Wild examples are best maintained alone or with small fishes such as Nannostomus and ideally should not be mixed with other Apistogramma.
Size: Males grow to around 6.5cm where as the females grow to around 5cm
Ideal water parameters: pH 5.0 to 8.0 temperature 76 to 82f
Feeding: Primarily carnivorous and apparently feeds mostly on benthic invertebrates in nature. In the aquarium live and frozen foods such as Artemia, Daphnia and chironomid larvae (bloodworm) should be offered regularly although most specimens will also learn to accept dried alternatives with pelleted products generally preferred to flake.
The genus Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting descriptions. In addition, many species exist in two or more geographical colour forms which may or may not turn out to be distinct in the future. Hobbyists tend to label these with collection data if available to avoid mixing them and the potential of hybridisation.
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