Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma trifasciata)

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Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid

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Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma trifasciata

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")




6.0 - 6.5

26 -29 °C (78.8-84.2°F)

2-5 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid, Blue Apistogramma, Three-Stripe Apisto

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Amazon River basin, in the Guaporé drainage in Brazil; Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay River drainage in Brazil and Paraguay, and in the middle Paraná River drainage in Argentina.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are larger, more colourful and have longer finnage than females. Females are silver and black with shorter fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Keep this species in male/female pairs. Tank mates should not be predatory and do not keep with other cichlids. Keep with robust and fast-swimming tank mates.

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