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Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi

$8999 CAD
SKU: 400000027470

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Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi

Description

Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi is a designation used for an undescribed or unidentified species of Apistogramma, a genus of freshwater fish belonging to the family Cichlidae. The "sp." in the name indicates that the species has not been formally identified and classified, and "Wilhelmi" may refer to a specific collector, location, or other identifying characteristic.

Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi is a species of dwarf cichlid, which are known for their vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. Here are the details regarding this fish:

1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C). Maintaining a stable temperature is essential for their well-being.

2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of about 20 gallons is recommended for a pair or a small group of Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi. However, larger tanks (30 gallons or more) provide more space and stability for the fish, especially if you plan to keep a small group.

Feeding Habits: They are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Their diet can consist of high-quality flake food, pellets, live or frozen food such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a varied diet is beneficial for their health and coloration.

Habitat Preferences: These fish are found in slow-moving, heavily vegetated streams and tributaries in their native South American habitats, particularly in Peru and Brazil. They prefer well-planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and leaf litter to mimic their natural environment. They appreciate hiding spots, especially for breeding.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Ideally, maintain the pH level between 6.0 to 7.0.

Behavior: Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi are known for their interesting behavior. Males can be territorial, especially during breeding periods. They might display vibrant colors and some territorial aggression. Females are generally less aggressive. They are best kept in a species-only tank or with other peaceful fish species to prevent aggression issues.

They are best kept in pairs or small groups. However, you should always watch their behavior and ensure that aggression doesn't become an issue, especially when breeding or in confined spaces.

Other Details: These fish are known for their fascinating breeding behavior. The males exhibit bright colors to attract females and can be quite protective of their territory. They are cave spawners, and providing small caves or hiding places in the tank encourages breeding behavior.

Remember, the details provided are based on the general care and behavior of Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi. Individual fish might display different behaviors, and it's always recommended to observe and accommodate their specific needs based on their behavior in the tank. Regular water checks, a balanced diet, and appropriate tank conditions are crucial for their well-being.

Specifications

  • Category
    Cichlids
  • Species Type
    Dwarf Cichlid
  • Water Temperature
    75°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Semi-aggressive, Community Fish

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Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi

$8999 CAD

Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi is a designation used for an undescribed or unidentified species of Apistogramma, a genus of freshwater fish belonging to the family Cichlidae. The "sp." in the name indicates that the species has not been formally identified and classified, and "Wilhelmi" may refer to a specific collector, location, or other identifying characteristic.

Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi is a species of dwarf cichlid, which are known for their vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. Here are the details regarding this fish:

1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C). Maintaining a stable temperature is essential for their well-being.

2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of about 20 gallons is recommended for a pair or a small group of Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi. However, larger tanks (30 gallons or more) provide more space and stability for the fish, especially if you plan to keep a small group.

Feeding Habits: They are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Their diet can consist of high-quality flake food, pellets, live or frozen food such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a varied diet is beneficial for their health and coloration.

Habitat Preferences: These fish are found in slow-moving, heavily vegetated streams and tributaries in their native South American habitats, particularly in Peru and Brazil. They prefer well-planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and leaf litter to mimic their natural environment. They appreciate hiding spots, especially for breeding.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Ideally, maintain the pH level between 6.0 to 7.0.

Behavior: Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi are known for their interesting behavior. Males can be territorial, especially during breeding periods. They might display vibrant colors and some territorial aggression. Females are generally less aggressive. They are best kept in a species-only tank or with other peaceful fish species to prevent aggression issues.

They are best kept in pairs or small groups. However, you should always watch their behavior and ensure that aggression doesn't become an issue, especially when breeding or in confined spaces.

Other Details: These fish are known for their fascinating breeding behavior. The males exhibit bright colors to attract females and can be quite protective of their territory. They are cave spawners, and providing small caves or hiding places in the tank encourages breeding behavior.

Remember, the details provided are based on the general care and behavior of Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi. Individual fish might display different behaviors, and it's always recommended to observe and accommodate their specific needs based on their behavior in the tank. Regular water checks, a balanced diet, and appropriate tank conditions are crucial for their well-being.

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