Apistogramma panduro


Apistogramma panduro
Blue Panda Apistogramma
霸王短鲷
Apistogramma Panduro are sometimes referred to as Apistogramma pandurini however, the correct species name is panduro. The name is derived from the Peruvian fish exporters who first collected the fish. They are found in the same general area as Apistogramma nijesseni. All of the nijesseni group apistos appear to have limited ranges in the western Amazon region. A. panduro are captured in blackwater streams near Colonia, Peru. These waters are soft and acid with a sandy substrate. pH in their native waters is usually below 6.0. 

Apistogramma panduro are not fussy eaters and will adapt to most high quality foods. Of course, live food is best and greatly aids breeding. Apistogramma panduro form strong pair bonds and spawn in typical Apistogramma fashion. Broods are generally a little smaller than with some species. The fry will easily take newly hatched brine shrimp and care is typical for the genus. 

霸王短鲷性格凶悍,具有强烈的地域性,常可见其在水族箱中独霸一方,所以称之为〝霸王短鲷〞,并不适合与其它短鲷混养。此鱼种与熊猫短鲷相似,是属于同一家族,所以称 Aff Nijsseni ,霸王拥有宽厚的口器,高张的背鳍,体侧身躯上有着金属光泽银蓝色彩,非常醒目,尾鳍和熊猫短鲷的尾部一样有着黑色与橘红色的边缘,其不同于熊猫短鲷的是尾柄有着一条较粗且呈蓝黑色的横带一直延伸到尾鳍的最末端。 霸王短鲷的母鱼酷似熊猫的外型,分辨不易。在熊猫母鱼体侧上的大黑点在霸王母鱼身上也有,不过却呈现长条形,可依此来辨别,母鱼的尾鳍也有着橘红色的边缘。饲养以及繁殖皆很容易,喜好弱酸的软性水质。肉食性,训饵较为不易
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