This dwarf cichlid was scientifically described in 1980, long before it was recognized how enormously species-rich the genus Apistogramma is. The exact determination of this species is correspondingly tricky. It is essentially based on the pronounced zebra crossing, which the animals show above all when they are worried. The species is little known in the hobby because it is only very rarely available. We have now received Apistogramma from Brazil which we assign to the species A. regani. This fish is also named A. sp. “Gelbwangen” (= “yellow cheek”) in literature.
The fish have a pronounced colour change ability. A characteristic which only becomes apparent at second glance, but which seems to be very characteristic at least for the variant we have just imported, is the red spot on the tail root of the animals.
The care of Apistogramma regani is typical for Amazonian dwarf cichlids, our specimens have so far proved to be very robust and healthy animals.
For our customers: the animals have code 628103 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer