Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma macmasteri)

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Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid

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Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma macmasteri

76 Litres (20 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")




5.5 - 6.8

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

6-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

The females are smaller than the males and the males have a rounded caudal fin with red markings.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish but only one male of this species should be kept to a tank. Keep one male to several females. Do not keep with delicate or very small fish, but should be fine with peaceful robust tank mates.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Generally will not take dried foods and prefers live/frozen, some can be weaned on to dry foods with patience. Primarily feed bloodworm, brine shrimp or daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in soft acidic water with plenty of hiding places and caves in bogwood.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during spawning.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small elongate oval-shaped fish with a tall dorsal with a serrated edge. The body is iridescent blue with hints of yellow while the caudal is yellow also. There are usually three dark grey-black lateral lines down the body, these are often broken lines rather than solid.

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