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Apistogramma Psammophila

$4999 CAD
SKU: 400000030166

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Apistogramma Psammophila

Description

Apistogramma psammophila, identified as a new geophagine dwarf cichlid within the Teleostei: Cichlidae family, has been discovered in the Rio Atabapo drainage situated in Colombia (Departamento Guainía) and Venezuela (Estado Amazonas).

  1. Temperature: Maintain a tropical temperature range of approximately 72-82°F (22-28°C). It's essential to provide a stable and suitable temperature for their well-being.
  2. Minimum Tank Size: A tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons (75 liters) is a good starting point. Larger tanks can provide more stability and space for natural behaviors.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma species are omnivores. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and small worms. A well-balanced diet promotes health and vibrant coloration.

Habitat Preference: Mimic their natural habitat by providing sandy substrate, hiding spots (caves or plants), and a blackwater setup. Ensure water is clear, very acidic, and extremely soft, resembling their native conditions.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma species often prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Apistogramma cichlids can exhibit complex behaviors. They may establish territories, especially during breeding. Providing hiding spots and maintaining a well-decorated tank can help reduce aggression and stress.

While not schooling fish, Apistogramma species may appreciate the company of their own kind. However, ensure the tank has adequate hiding places to reduce aggression, especially during breeding.

Apistogramma cichlids often explore the lower regions of the tank, especially near the substrate. A sandy substrate is preferable, as it allows for natural digging behaviors.

Color: Apistogramma species, including Apistogramma psammophila, can display vibrant colors, especially during breeding. The coloration can vary, and males may exhibit more intense colors to attract females. 

Other Details: This species, denoted as Apistogramma psammophila sp. n., is characterized by distinct features setting it apart from its congeners. Notably, it exhibits two dark horizontal stripes along the body side, two pectoral spots, a suborbital stripe that widens significantly ventrally, and the absence of a caudal spot.
In adult males, the soft dorsal and anal fins each display a lengthy filamentous prolongation, nearly reaching the posterior margin of the caudal fin. 

 

Specifications

  • Category
    Cichlids
  • Species Type
    Dwarf Cichlid
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood
  • Behaviour
    Aggressive, Semi-aggressive

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Apistogramma Psammophila

$4999 CAD

Apistogramma psammophila, identified as a new geophagine dwarf cichlid within the Teleostei: Cichlidae family, has been discovered in the Rio Atabapo drainage situated in Colombia (Departamento Guainía) and Venezuela (Estado Amazonas).

  1. Temperature: Maintain a tropical temperature range of approximately 72-82°F (22-28°C). It's essential to provide a stable and suitable temperature for their well-being.
  2. Minimum Tank Size: A tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons (75 liters) is a good starting point. Larger tanks can provide more stability and space for natural behaviors.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma species are omnivores. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and small worms. A well-balanced diet promotes health and vibrant coloration.

Habitat Preference: Mimic their natural habitat by providing sandy substrate, hiding spots (caves or plants), and a blackwater setup. Ensure water is clear, very acidic, and extremely soft, resembling their native conditions.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma species often prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: Apistogramma cichlids can exhibit complex behaviors. They may establish territories, especially during breeding. Providing hiding spots and maintaining a well-decorated tank can help reduce aggression and stress.

While not schooling fish, Apistogramma species may appreciate the company of their own kind. However, ensure the tank has adequate hiding places to reduce aggression, especially during breeding.

Apistogramma cichlids often explore the lower regions of the tank, especially near the substrate. A sandy substrate is preferable, as it allows for natural digging behaviors.

Color: Apistogramma species, including Apistogramma psammophila, can display vibrant colors, especially during breeding. The coloration can vary, and males may exhibit more intense colors to attract females. 

Other Details: This species, denoted as Apistogramma psammophila sp. n., is characterized by distinct features setting it apart from its congeners. Notably, it exhibits two dark horizontal stripes along the body side, two pectoral spots, a suborbital stripe that widens significantly ventrally, and the absence of a caudal spot.
In adult males, the soft dorsal and anal fins each display a lengthy filamentous prolongation, nearly reaching the posterior margin of the caudal fin. 

 

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