Many of you wish to give your Apistogrammas the biotope correct aquarium.

Using our BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App as visual and educational support it will be easy to learn about the natural habitat of your fishes and to have a practical guide with precise steps on how to re-create such natural habitat in your aquarium.

To give your fish the HOME where they will feel well and show their natural behaviour.

Have a look at the preview of our BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App to have an idea how the information below will be presented on the future App.

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Location of colletion: The Apistogramma sp. 1 and sp. 2 were collected by Heiko Bleher in the upper reaches of the Igarapé Miguel (location 6), Lago Jari, Brazil.

Water types, chemical parameters, temperatures and biotope: In the Apistogramma habitat, full of leaves and branches, was on 3.11.2007 at 16:00 the pH 5.61; conductivity 14 µS/cm; water temperature 27.3 °C, water colour black; easily flowing through a light, sandy soil ground. There was no aquatic vegetation.

Behavior: This dwarf cichlid were in very shallow leafy shore regions were Heiko Bleher also found many small characoids such as Iganodectes sp., Hyphessobrcon sp., Copella sp., Moenkhausia cf. colletti.

Like many other Apitsogramma species also this one is ideal for small aquariums and should be given a biotope correct decoration. Some driftwood, leafs and a small rocky cave, which is ideal for their egg disposal.


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