The Hongslo's Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma hongsloi) is a distinctively colorful species that is very recognizable by the pink coloration on its face, underside, and fins. Males are typically more colorful than females, but females sometimes are also very colorful and exceptional in coloration compared to most other female dwarf cichlids. This species is a standout among all of the many colorful and exceptional Apistogramma species! The Hongslo's Dwarf Cichlid is reportedly an excellent species to keep in groups of one male and a harem of multiple females.
The Hongslo's Dwarf Cichlid will thrive in an aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of refuge such as clay pots, driftwood, and rock formations. It is an excellent candidate for the planted aquarium, but it also needs a fair amount of open space. This cichlid is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Dwarf shrimp and other small, delicate invertebrates should not be kept with the Hongslo's Dwarf Cichlid, but more durable, larger shrimp and snails could possibly make good tankmates in a large enough aquarium. If spawning is desired, tankmates of other species should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether.
Care Level: Easy
Max Size: 5-6cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 60L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact item may vary in size and colour.