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Apistogramma cinilabra

A. cinilabra . wild male in aquarium




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Identification

A-number: 80

Taxonomy

Römer, Duponchelle, Diaz, Davilla, Sirvas, Catchay & Renno  2011

Apistogramma cinilabra sp.n.: Description of a potentially
endangered endemic cichlid species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae)
from the Departamento Loreto, Peru

Apistogramma-regani-group; Apistogramma-eunotus-complex

(Formerly known as Apistogramma sp. "Schwarzbrust")

Synonyms

Apistogramma sp. "Schwarzbrust"
A. sp. "Rotter"
A. sp. "Roterpunkt"
A. sp. "Rote"

Distribution and habitat

Between Iquitos and Nauta in Peru, Loreto district.

I collected them in October 2006 ( end of the dry season).
The water:  pH: 4,44, Conductivity: 31 µS/cm, Temp: 29,3 °C

Also in 2008, and again in 2009: Read the report here.

Water parameters

PH : 4 - 7
ppm : 10-300

My Experience

Easy to keep. Alfa male establish a territory in which several females breed.

If provided with hiding places, it's possible to keep a group in a tank. Not very aggressive, in my tank, the other, smaller males hide among floating plants ( Ceratopteris cornuta) 

Breeding

Breed in almost any water; pH: 4,0 - 7 . Polygamous.

Females with fry at the same time often steal a lot of fry from each other.