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Caete Dwarf Cichlid

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Scientific name: Apistogramma caetei

The basics:
The Caete Dwarf Cichlid is a dwarf South American Cichlid which is native to slow moving tributaries in the Apeú and Caete river basins in Brazil.

Appearance:

Size:
0-3 inches

Temperament:
Apistogramma caetei do well in a community tank, though males will become territorial when spawning. The tank should be heavily planted, to provide lots of hiding space. Male Apistogramma caetei are territorial.

Housing:
As with all dwarf cichlids, Apistogramma caetei does best with weekly partial water changes. This is because they are sensitive to high nitrate levels. They will eat dry foods such as flakes, but live or frozen foods such as bloodworm, brine shrimp and mosquito larvae are preferred.

Temperature:
77.00-84.00 °F

pH:
7.00-0.00

Alkalinity:
0.000-0.000 mg/L

challenging

aggressive fish, picky eater, big tank

interesting

plants, big rocks, miniature size

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