Apistogramma diplotaenia


Apistogramma diplotaenia
Double Stripe Apistrogramma
二线短鲷
These fishes are very aggressive to each other, so they need a lot of space to make their territory. When you keep them in an aquarium that is too small, they fight to death. To other fishes they are peaceful. When you keep them together with fishes that are too big they get shy and stressed. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots, and on the sides and background densely planted, because they need hiding places. The substrate should be fine sand.
You should give them small live food as Artemia, small waterflees and insect larvae.

Breeding is difficult. You should have a good matching couple and the water should be extremely soft and acid. The eggs are laid and fertilized in a pit. The female takes care of the fry and the male defends the territory. When the young fishes are swimming free both parents take care of them very carefully for up to 6 weeks. The first days you can feed the young with fine infusoria and some days later with baby brine shrimp.

体型流线细长,为黄褐色的体色,上以红、蓝两色为主,有时在水蓝色体表尖有桃红色的纹路点缀。其最特别的是体侧的黑纹会自鳃盖后方开始分离成两条细带,而在尾柄又接合在一起,十分细致且迷人
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