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Apistogramma borelli, Regan, 1906

Origin: Brazil, Mato Grosso and Rio Paraguay.

Etymology: Unk

Synonyms: Heterogramma borelli, Apistogramma ritense, Apistogramma reitzigi, Apistogramma aequipinnis, Apistogramma rondoni.

First European import: 1936

Description: See pictures

Care:Keep Apistogramma borelli in well planted tanks with lots of hideouts. Extreme care should be taken to keep the water clean, the fish are very sensitive towards pollution. Frequent waterchanges should be conducted, and good filtration as well. Best kept in larger tanks(1m) with a single male and 3-4 females. A dark soil and some shade will enhance the color of the fish. Soft slightly acidic water, preferably peat filtered.

Temperature:24-26 degrees

Feeding: Only live food is accepted.

Size: Males up to 8 cm, females up to 5.

pH: 6.0-7.0

Breeding: If kept in proper condition, usually the fish will spawn. Up to 70 eggs are laid in holes. The female will guard the eggs and the fry.

Sexual dimorphism: males more colorfull and larger.

Prices:Netherlands:4-6€

Additional: Very sensitive to medication!

Picture references:All pictures E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)

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