This pretty dwarf cichlid from the Madre de Dios region in Peru is offered only very occasionally. The species is quite undemanding and thus a perfect subject for beginners who want to collect first experiences in keeping and breeding dwarf cichlids. A. urteagai does not require any special water conditions, this is another advantage of the species.
For our customers: the fish have code 630433 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Apistogramma: ancient Greek, means “with unreliable line”. It is not known wether the lateral line organ or the pattern is meant. urteagai: dedication name for Urteaga Cavero, one of the discoverers of the species.
Suggestion of a common name: Madre de Dios dwarf cichlid
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
Text & Photo: Frank Schäfer