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Remarks: Apistogramma pantalone are one of about four species of Apistogramma that are known to mouthbrood, making them truly a collector's special. Their appearance is much like A. panduro or A. nijsseni, however their caudal fin forks and ends in a point.
Females will turn bright yellow with black fins when in breeding dress. Apistogramma pantalone will work well as a pair in a 20 gallon tank. 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.
Scientific Name: Apistogramma pantalone
Max Size: 2.5"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild Caught
Compatibility: Schooling fish, plecos, small catfish, livebearers, rainbowfish.
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