Red Tail Dwarf Cichlid
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Apistogramma macmasteri is a gorgeous dwarf cichlid which originally comes from a drainage of the rio Meta on the slopes of the eastern Andes in Colombia, and later discovered in the same river, further upstream. The males have a beautiful white to yellow wash, which is typically covered in an iridescent powdery blue on the entire body, sometimes extending up into the face as well. The fins are the most remarkable on this species of Apistogrammas, typically a reddish orange base color, with bright, opaque baby blue streaks covering the fin rays, and feathering out towards the top. The fin ray extensions are then covered in a shadowy black line, which makes the fin almost fade into the water, contrasting strongly with the hard-outlined blueish white. The top and bottom of the tail fins have a dense red patch which surrounds a golden yellow center. The females have the same fins, albeit with shorter extensions, and their bodies are a solid sunny yellow.

Name: Dwarf Red Tail Cichlid
Science Name: Apistogramma Macmasteri
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive during Spawn / Territorial

Max Size: 3″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Temperature: 72-84F°  (22-29°C)

Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 15 Gallons
Groups: Recommended Solo, Pairs (M+F), or groups of 6+