(Apistogramma bitaeniata)

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Remarks: Apistogramma bitaeniata are found all over Peru. They have long, slender bodies with two thick stripes across the lateral line and abdomen. Males have long, extended dorsal fin rays and exhibit a mosaic of many colors across their fins and scales. 

A sandy substrate is necessary due to their earth-eating habits. The tank should be furnished with several caves or nooks to protect and spawn in. Cichlid caves, overturned flower pots, and leaf litter work well. 

Breeding is achieved by feeding live baby brine shrimp to an adult pair and providing a proper tank setup. Fry are guarded by one or both parents for several weeks. Dither fish such as small tetras and livebearers can be used to provide parents with targets to chase. 

We offer these Apistogramma in attempted pairs. Due to the nature of sneaker males and mimicry in this species, we cannot guarantee you will receive a sexed pair. 

Scientific Name: Apistogramma bitaeniata

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Max Size: 2.5"

pH: 5.0-7.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild Caught

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Schooling fish, plecos, small catfish, livebearers, rainbowfish.

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