Apistogramma eunotus

Apistogramma eunotus is a peaceful dwarfcichlid that can be kept in a community aquarium together with other small peaceful fishes.

Apistogramma eunotus

Apistogramma eunotus is a peaceful dwarfcichlid that can be kept in a community aquarium together with other small peaceful fishes. It is better to keep them in an aquarium that is set up especially for dwarfcichlids. A male forms a harem and as a result, should be kept in a ration of one male to every three or four females. Males defend a large territory in which several females may guard their own brood and territory. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots, and on the sides and background densely planted, because they need hiding places. In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.

Apistogramma eunotus has a blue spot on their opercle which sets them apart from other similar species.

This species was first described in 1981 by Kullander.

Origin

South America; Brasil and Peru. They inhabit the Amazon Basin and tributaries of the Rio Ucayali, Rio Yavarí in Peru and Rio Japurá in Brasil. They can be found in black, clear and white water.

Diet

You should give them small live food such as waterflees, cyclops and small insect larvae.

Breeding Apistogramma eunotus

Breeding Apistogramma eunotus is easy. 100 to 150 eggs are deposited fertilised on the ceiling of a cave. The female guards the eggs and fry. The male guards a larger territory around the female and fry.

Authors

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
John de Lange

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