Umbrella Cichlid Care Guide

FiremouthGuy

Umbrella Cichlid
(Apistogramma Borellii)

Common Names: Umbrella Cichlid
Size: Males 2.5 Inches, Females 2 Inches/ Males 6.25 cm, Females 5 cm.
pH: 5.5-7.0
Temp: 72-78 Fahrenheit/ 22-25 Degrees Celsius (Although they are found in waters with temps of 44 Degrees Fahrenheit! A very hardy fish when it comes to temperature. Avoid sudden changes of course, as always.)
Tank Region: Lower (Mine rarely swim without their pectoral fins skimming the substrate.)
Origin: South America
Gender: Males are more colorful and have longer pectoral/dorsal/analfins. Females have orange belly at breeding time.
Notes: Like most Apistogrammas, these guys need harems or should be kept singly. Try to keep 2+ females for every male. Males defend the major area and females keep their little boundaries within that. Will not defile plants, and obviously is no big threat to decor with its diminutive size. In fact, they appreciate a heavily planted tank. Most say that these are very sensitive fish, but mine seem to do very well at 7.5 pH and 77 degrees.
These Apistogrammas exist in multiple color morphs in the wild, the blue-gold or gold, and the blue or opal.

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