Cockatoo Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides)

Also known as Big Mouth Apistogramma, Cockatoo Apisto, Cockatoo Apistogramma, Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Crested Apisto, Crested Dwarf Cichlid, Orange Flash Cockatoo Cichlid, South American Cichlid

Description

Also known as Big Mouth Apistogramma, Cockatoo Apisto, Cockatoo Apistogramma, Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Crested Apisto, Crested Dwarf Cichlid, Orange Flash Cockatoo Cichlid, South American Cichlid.

Found in both clear and white waters of small shallow streams of the Amazon River basin and its tributaries. Also lagoons of water in the rain forests with plenty of cover for protection.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 5cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/Summary/Apistogramma-cacatuoides.html

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