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Apistogramma sp. D12

$3499 CAD
SKU: 400000028415

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Apistogramma sp. D12

Description

Apistogramma sp. D12 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 "D12" is a temporary placeholder designation often used by aquarists and researchers until a formal scientific description is established.

  1. Temperature: They typically thrive in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: For a pair or a small group of Apistogramma fish, a tank size of at least 20 to 30 gallons is recommended. However, larger tanks are always better for providing more stable water conditions.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma species are omnivorous, consuming a variety of foods in the wild. They usually accept high-quality flake foods, pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a diverse diet usually supports their health and coloration.

Habitat Preference: These fish are found in South America, primarily in slow-moving streams, rivers, and flooded areas with lots of vegetation. They tend to prefer well-planted tanks with driftwood, caves, and hiding spots to mimic their natural environment.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma species usually prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range around 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: They are known for their vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. Males, especially during breeding, can become territorial and might exhibit some aggression. It's recommended to provide ample hiding places to reduce stress and aggression within the tank.

Apistogramma fish are not schooling fish; they tend to be more territorial and are generally found in pairs or small groups in the wild.

Remember, individual species within the Apistogramma genus might have specific requirements and behaviors that deviate slightly from these general guidelines. It's always a good idea to do species-specific research or consult with experienced aquarists or breeders who have experience with Apistogramma sp. D12 or a similar variant for more accurate and detailed information. Water parameters, behavior, and specific care requirements can vary between different species or variants within the genus.

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. D12

$3499 CAD

Apistogramma sp. D12 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 "D12" is a temporary placeholder designation often used by aquarists and researchers until a formal scientific description is established.

  1. Temperature: They typically thrive in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: For a pair or a small group of Apistogramma fish, a tank size of at least 20 to 30 gallons is recommended. However, larger tanks are always better for providing more stable water conditions.

Feeding Habits: Apistogramma species are omnivorous, consuming a variety of foods in the wild. They usually accept high-quality flake foods, pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a diverse diet usually supports their health and coloration.

Habitat Preference: These fish are found in South America, primarily in slow-moving streams, rivers, and flooded areas with lots of vegetation. They tend to prefer well-planted tanks with driftwood, caves, and hiding spots to mimic their natural environment.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma species usually prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range around 6.0 to 7.5.

Behavior: They are known for their vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. Males, especially during breeding, can become territorial and might exhibit some aggression. It's recommended to provide ample hiding places to reduce stress and aggression within the tank.

Apistogramma fish are not schooling fish; they tend to be more territorial and are generally found in pairs or small groups in the wild.

Remember, individual species within the Apistogramma genus might have specific requirements and behaviors that deviate slightly from these general guidelines. It's always a good idea to do species-specific research or consult with experienced aquarists or breeders who have experience with Apistogramma sp. D12 or a similar variant for more accurate and detailed information. Water parameters, behavior, and specific care requirements can vary between different species or variants within the genus.

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