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Apistogramma ortegai pebas

Apistogramma ortegai pebas

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Apistogramma ortegai, also known as Apistogramma ortegai "Pebas," is a dwarf cichlid native to South America, specifically the Rio Nanay River basin in the Pebas region of Peru. It belongs to the genus Apistogramma, which includes many species of dwarf cichlids popular in aquariums.

When it comes to water parameters, Apistogramma ortegai "Pebas" generally wants soft to slightly acidic water conditions. A water pH between 5.5 and 7.0 is often recommended. The optimal temperature is generally between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius.

Water hardness can vary, but these dwarf cichlids generally want soft to moderately hard water, with a total hardness (GH) in the range of 5 to 15 dGH.

Regarding the environment, it is recommended to provide hiding areas, aquatic plants and decorative elements such as roots or branches. These fish also want fine substrates because they can forage for food there.

The behavior of Apistogramma ortegai "Pebas" can be territorial. Males may develop bright colors and display courtship behaviors. It is generally advisable to keep these dwarf cichlids in specific aquariums.

As always, it is important to research the species specifically and consult reliable sources for detailed information on the particular needs of Apistogramma ortegai "Pebas".

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