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Apistogramma Iniridae

$4499 CAD
SKU: 400000029511

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Apistogramma Iniridae

Description

Apistogramma Iniridae is a captivating and colorful species of freshwater aquarium fish. Belonging to the Cichlidae family, this particular Apistogramma variant is native to slow-moving rivers and streams in South America. Known for its vibrant colors and distinctive behaviors, the Apistogramma Iniridae is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.

  1. Temperature: Apistogramma Iniridae thrives in aquariums with a temperature range of 24°C to 28°C. Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons (75 liters) to accommodate the social nature and territorial behaviors of Apistogramma Iniridae. A larger tank allows for better conditions and minimizes stress among individuals.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma Iniridae is omnivorous, and their diet should include high-quality flake food, pellets, live or frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, and other small invertebrates. A varied diet ensures their nutritional needs are met. 

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Apistogramma Iniridae is found in slow-moving rivers and streams with dense vegetation. In the aquarium, replicate this environment by providing hiding places, caves, and plants. They appreciate a well-decorated tank with plenty of hiding spots.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 to mimic their native habitat. Consistent water parameters contribute to their overall health and well-being.

Behavior: Apistogramma Iniridae exhibits territorial behavior, especially during the breeding season. Males can be particularly aggressive in defending their territories. Provide sufficient hiding spots to mitigate aggression.

While not strictly solitary, Apistogramma Iniridae can be territorial and may exhibit aggressive behaviors, especially when establishing breeding territories.

Apistogramma Iniridae is not strictly nocturnal. They are active during the day and often explore all levels of the aquarium. They are not exclusive bottom-dwellers and can be found swimming throughout the tank.

Color and Other Details: Apistogramma Iniridae showcases vibrant colors, with males often displaying more intense hues during the breeding season. Females may exhibit more subdued colors. Colors can vary among individuals, and careful observation can reveal the unique markings and patterns of each fish.

Apistogramma Iniridae is a captivating species that adds color and dynamism to a well-decorated aquarium. Proper care involves providing a suitable environment, addressing their territorial nature, and offering a varied and nutritious diet. Regular monitoring of water parameters and providing suitable tank mates contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of Apistogramma Iniridae in a home aquarium.

Specifications

  • Category
    Cichlids
  • Species Type
    Dwarf Cichlid
  • Water Temperature
    78°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood
  • Behaviour
    Aggressive, Semi-aggressive

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Apistogramma Iniridae

$4499 CAD

Apistogramma Iniridae is a captivating and colorful species of freshwater aquarium fish. Belonging to the Cichlidae family, this particular Apistogramma variant is native to slow-moving rivers and streams in South America. Known for its vibrant colors and distinctive behaviors, the Apistogramma Iniridae is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.

  1. Temperature: Apistogramma Iniridae thrives in aquariums with a temperature range of 24°C to 28°C. Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons (75 liters) to accommodate the social nature and territorial behaviors of Apistogramma Iniridae. A larger tank allows for better conditions and minimizes stress among individuals.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma Iniridae is omnivorous, and their diet should include high-quality flake food, pellets, live or frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, and other small invertebrates. A varied diet ensures their nutritional needs are met. 

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Apistogramma Iniridae is found in slow-moving rivers and streams with dense vegetation. In the aquarium, replicate this environment by providing hiding places, caves, and plants. They appreciate a well-decorated tank with plenty of hiding spots.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 to mimic their native habitat. Consistent water parameters contribute to their overall health and well-being.

Behavior: Apistogramma Iniridae exhibits territorial behavior, especially during the breeding season. Males can be particularly aggressive in defending their territories. Provide sufficient hiding spots to mitigate aggression.

While not strictly solitary, Apistogramma Iniridae can be territorial and may exhibit aggressive behaviors, especially when establishing breeding territories.

Apistogramma Iniridae is not strictly nocturnal. They are active during the day and often explore all levels of the aquarium. They are not exclusive bottom-dwellers and can be found swimming throughout the tank.

Color and Other Details: Apistogramma Iniridae showcases vibrant colors, with males often displaying more intense hues during the breeding season. Females may exhibit more subdued colors. Colors can vary among individuals, and careful observation can reveal the unique markings and patterns of each fish.

Apistogramma Iniridae is a captivating species that adds color and dynamism to a well-decorated aquarium. Proper care involves providing a suitable environment, addressing their territorial nature, and offering a varied and nutritious diet. Regular monitoring of water parameters and providing suitable tank mates contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of Apistogramma Iniridae in a home aquarium.

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