Apisto Blue Head (Apistogramma resticulosa)

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Apisto Blue Head

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Apisto Blue Head

Apistogramma resticulosa

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")




7.0 - 7.5

25.6-27.8°C (78 -82 °F)

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years



Origin[edit | edit source]

Lower Rio Mamor, Bolivia/Brazil, South America

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females have yellow on their chest, whereas males have blue.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A relatively peaceful dwarf cichlid (except if breeding) and can be kept with other peaceful, non-nippy, tank mates that appreciate the same water conditions such as Neon Tetras. There should only be one male to a tank to avoid any territorial behaviour.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept pellets and flake as well as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Appreciates lots of hiding places, wood and floating plants. They do best in a pH of 7.0-7.5, and a temperature around 26.7°C (80°F) . They will be sensitive towards parameter changes. Best for matured tanks only.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A relatively peaceful little cichlid, although two males may be territorial to one another.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive cichlid that is relatively new to the pet trade. Its body is silver-grey in colour with a bold dark lateral line, it has shiny metallic blue on the head, giving it its common name. It has a dark vertical band through the eye to the chin.

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