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Apistogramma Trifasciata Male

$2499 CAD
SKU: 400000027746

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Apistogramma Trifasciata Male

Description

Apistogramma trifasciata is a species of dwarf cichlid found in South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin. It is also known as the Three-Striped Apistogramma. This species is highly valued in the aquarium hobby for its vibrant colors and distinctive appearance.

The male Apistogramma trifasciata typically displays more intense and vibrant colors compared to the female. They often exhibit three prominent dark vertical stripes along their body, along with various hues of blue, yellow, and red, which become more pronounced during mating and territorial displays.

In their natural habitat, Apistogramma trifasciata can be found in slow-moving or standing waters, often near densely vegetated areas. In an aquarium environment, they require ample hiding places, soft, slightly acidic water, and a well-balanced diet consisting of live and frozen foods.

1. Temperature: Apistogramma trifasciata typically thrives in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C). It's essential to keep the water within this range for their optimal health.

2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of around 20 gallons is suitable for a pair or a small group of Apistogramma trifasciata. Providing adequate hiding spots and territories within the tank is crucial for their well-being.

Feeding Habits: In the wild, Apistogramma trifasciata is omnivorous, feeding on small insects, invertebrates, and some plant matter. In captivity, they accept high-quality flake food, pellets, frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a varied diet helps to maintain their health and coloration.

Habitat Preference: These fish are native to the Amazon River basin in South America. They prefer densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding spots, caves, and driftwood. They appreciate a well-structured tank with some open swimming space and shaded areas provided by plants or decorations.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma trifasciata thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range between 6.0 to 7.5 for these fish to ensure their well-being.

Behavior: These fish are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding. Males can become aggressive towards each other if there isn’t enough space or hiding spots. They are also known to exhibit vibrant coloration and interesting behaviors, especially during courtship and breeding.

They are not schooling fish and are best kept in pairs or small groups. However, if you plan to keep multiple individuals, ensure that the tank is spacious enough and has plenty of hiding spots to reduce aggression.

Other Details: Apistogramma trifasciata is known for its stunning coloration, especially in males, which intensifies during breeding or when they establish territories. They are also known for their parental care, with both parents tending to the fry after spawning.

It's important to note that these are general care guidelines, and individual fish can have specific needs or temperaments. Regular water checks, a balanced diet, and a suitable environment are crucial for the health and happiness of Apistogramma trifasciata in captivity.

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
    Driftwood, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Semi-aggressive, Community Fish

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Apistogramma Trifasciata Male

$2499 CAD

Apistogramma trifasciata is a species of dwarf cichlid found in South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin. It is also known as the Three-Striped Apistogramma. This species is highly valued in the aquarium hobby for its vibrant colors and distinctive appearance.

The male Apistogramma trifasciata typically displays more intense and vibrant colors compared to the female. They often exhibit three prominent dark vertical stripes along their body, along with various hues of blue, yellow, and red, which become more pronounced during mating and territorial displays.

In their natural habitat, Apistogramma trifasciata can be found in slow-moving or standing waters, often near densely vegetated areas. In an aquarium environment, they require ample hiding places, soft, slightly acidic water, and a well-balanced diet consisting of live and frozen foods.

1. Temperature: Apistogramma trifasciata typically thrives in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C). It's essential to keep the water within this range for their optimal health.

2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of around 20 gallons is suitable for a pair or a small group of Apistogramma trifasciata. Providing adequate hiding spots and territories within the tank is crucial for their well-being.

Feeding Habits: In the wild, Apistogramma trifasciata is omnivorous, feeding on small insects, invertebrates, and some plant matter. In captivity, they accept high-quality flake food, pellets, frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offering a varied diet helps to maintain their health and coloration.

Habitat Preference: These fish are native to the Amazon River basin in South America. They prefer densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding spots, caves, and driftwood. They appreciate a well-structured tank with some open swimming space and shaded areas provided by plants or decorations.

Water pH Level: Apistogramma trifasciata thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range between 6.0 to 7.5 for these fish to ensure their well-being.

Behavior: These fish are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding. Males can become aggressive towards each other if there isn’t enough space or hiding spots. They are also known to exhibit vibrant coloration and interesting behaviors, especially during courtship and breeding.

They are not schooling fish and are best kept in pairs or small groups. However, if you plan to keep multiple individuals, ensure that the tank is spacious enough and has plenty of hiding spots to reduce aggression.

Other Details: Apistogramma trifasciata is known for its stunning coloration, especially in males, which intensifies during breeding or when they establish territories. They are also known for their parental care, with both parents tending to the fry after spawning.

It's important to note that these are general care guidelines, and individual fish can have specific needs or temperaments. Regular water checks, a balanced diet, and a suitable environment are crucial for the health and happiness of Apistogramma trifasciata in captivity.

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