Apistogramma Macmasteri

Macmasters Cichlids can be a great addition to a peaceful SA community set up but be careful as tank bred specimens tend to be hardier than wild specimens. The wild specimens will demand pristine water conditions and can be more aggressive even for a small fish, especially at spawning times .They do well with other species of a similar size that require the same water parameters but they can be hostile towards other Apistogrammas so if keeping these it is best to house them with other species or keep them in a smaller aquarium as a species only set up. Provide Macmaster’s dwarf cichlids with a planted tank and soft acidic water, they can tolerate harder water but may not display their true colours. Add plants and some rocks or wood to create hiding places. They can be skittish if hiding places are not provided and bright lighting should also be avoided to make them feel more secure, careful selection of plant species that will thrive with less lighting should be undertaken.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Moderate
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 5cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 60L
Temperature: 24-28c
pH: 5.5-7.0

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact item may vary in size and colour.

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