Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Apistogramma bitaeniata
The Banded Dwarf has a laterally compressed body. Its fins are well-developed and the dorsal and anal fins end in sharp points. The caudal fin is usually broad, and fan-shaped. These fish get their name from the darkly colored horizontal band that extends from the eye to just before the caudal fin.
The Banded Dwarf is a schooling fish and is usually kept in groups of around 10 fish. This fish has a peaceful temperament.
A 40 liter tank is suitable for habitation. Water in the tank is kept soft and acidic with regular water changes. Banded Dwarf fish are usually kept in pairs. Tanks can have plenty of plants.