Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid
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Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma panduro), a captivating and vibrant gem for your freshwater aquarium. With its striking blue and yellow hues and charming demeanor, the Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid brings an enchanting touch to your aquascape. Perfect for enthusiasts who appreciate small, colorful, and personable species, the Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid is an excellent choice to add both visual appeal and a lively presence to your aquatic haven.

Care Guide: The Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma panduro) is a species known for its stunning colors and unique behavior. Follow these guidelines to provide optimal conditions for the health and happiness of your Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlid:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Tank Size: A tank of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a pair or a small group of Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids.
  • Substrate: Use fine sand as substrate to mimic their natural habitat and to allow for natural digging behavior.
  • Decor: Provide hiding spots with caves, driftwood, and live or artificial plants. These cichlids appreciate a well-decorated tank with plenty of hiding places.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C).
  • pH: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0-7.0.
  • Hardness: Keep water hardness in the soft to moderate range, around 5-15 dKH.

Filtration and Oxygenation:

  • Provide efficient filtration and good water circulation to maintain water quality.
  • Ensure proper surface agitation for oxygen exchange.

Diet and Feeding:

  • Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids are omnivores. They accept high-quality flakes, pellets, and granules.
  • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
  • Offer a varied diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients.


  • Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids are relatively peaceful but can be territorial during breeding.
  • Choose tankmates carefully, avoiding overly aggressive or fin-nipping species.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • These cichlids exhibit fascinating social behavior, especially during breeding.
  • Keep a pair or a harem (one male with multiple females) for a more natural and harmonious setup.


  • Regular water changes are essential to maintain water quality and prevent waste buildup.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly and make adjustments as needed.


  • Provide suitable breeding conditions, including caves for spawning.
  • Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids are cave spawners, and the male will guard the territory.

Experience the captivating beauty and charismatic nature of Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids in your aquarium. Order now to witness the vibrant colors and unique behavior of these enchanting fish. Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or a beginner, Blue Panda Dwarf Cichlids will provide endless fascination and a burst of color to your freshwater aquarium.


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