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Apistogramma Hoignei Pairs

$4999 CAD
SKU: 400000022840

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Apistogramma Hoignei Pairs

Description

Apistogramma hoignei is a type of dwarf cichlid, specifically known for its vibrant colors and interesting behavior.

  1. Temperature: Apistogramma hoignei thrives in water temperatures ranging from 75°F to 84°F (24°C to 29°C). Maintaining stable water temperature is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: It is recommended to keep Apistogramma hoignei pairs in a tank that is at least 20 gallons (75 liters) in size. Providing enough space and appropriate hiding spots, such as plants and caves, is essential for their comfort and security.

Feeding Habits: In the wild, Apistogramma hoignei is an omnivorous species. In an aquarium setting, they should be provided with a varied diet that includes high-quality flake food, small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. It's beneficial to offer occasional vegetable matter to mimic their natural diet.

Habitat Preference: Apistogramma hoignei is typically found in slow-moving, shallow waters within their native habitat in South America, specifically in the Amazon basin. They prefer densely planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and caves to mimic their natural environment.

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

Behavior: Apistogramma hoignei is known to be relatively peaceful compared to some other cichlid species, but they can still display territorial behavior, especially during breeding. Providing adequate hiding spots and maintaining a proper male-to-female ratio can help reduce aggression. They are also known for their interesting courtship and breeding behavior, including the care they provide for their fry.

Apistogramma hoignei is not a schooling fish; they are best kept in pairs or small groups, with a male and multiple females to disperse aggression and mimic their natural social structure.

Providing a well-maintained tank with suitable water conditions and a balanced diet will help ensure the health and well-being of Apistogramma hoignei in a home aquarium.

Specifications

  • Category
    Cichlids
  • Species Type
    Dwarf Cichlid
  • Water Temperature
    75°F to 84°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 Hoignei Pairs

$4999 CAD

Apistogramma hoignei is a type of dwarf cichlid, specifically known for its vibrant colors and interesting behavior.

  1. Temperature: Apistogramma hoignei thrives in water temperatures ranging from 75°F to 84°F (24°C to 29°C). Maintaining stable water temperature is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: It is recommended to keep Apistogramma hoignei pairs in a tank that is at least 20 gallons (75 liters) in size. Providing enough space and appropriate hiding spots, such as plants and caves, is essential for their comfort and security.

Feeding Habits: In the wild, Apistogramma hoignei is an omnivorous species. In an aquarium setting, they should be provided with a varied diet that includes high-quality flake food, small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. It's beneficial to offer occasional vegetable matter to mimic their natural diet.

Habitat Preference: Apistogramma hoignei is typically found in slow-moving, shallow waters within their native habitat in South America, specifically in the Amazon basin. They prefer densely planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and caves to mimic their natural environment.

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

Behavior: Apistogramma hoignei is known to be relatively peaceful compared to some other cichlid species, but they can still display territorial behavior, especially during breeding. Providing adequate hiding spots and maintaining a proper male-to-female ratio can help reduce aggression. They are also known for their interesting courtship and breeding behavior, including the care they provide for their fry.

Apistogramma hoignei is not a schooling fish; they are best kept in pairs or small groups, with a male and multiple females to disperse aggression and mimic their natural social structure.

Providing a well-maintained tank with suitable water conditions and a balanced diet will help ensure the health and well-being of Apistogramma hoignei in a home aquarium.

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