The Umbrella Borelli Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borellii ) is a somewhat uncommon dwarf cichlid that develops striking coloration in both males and females as it matures. Males develop iridescent blue and bright yellow coloration while females are mostly bright yellow. Like all dwarf cichlids, this magnificent species has a great deal of personality and will breed in the home aquarium.
The Umbrella Borelli 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 Umbrella Borelli 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: 5cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 60L
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