Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma macmasteri)

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Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid

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Macmaster's Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma macmasteri

76 Litres (20 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")




5.5 - 6.8

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

6-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years




The females are smaller than the males and the males have a rounded caudal fin with red markings.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A generally peaceful fish but only one male of this species should be kept to a tank. Keep one male to several females. Do not keep with delicate or very small fish, but should be fine with peaceful robust tank mates.


Generally will not take dried foods and prefers live/frozen, some can be weaned on to dry foods with patience. Primarily feed bloodworm, brine shrimp or daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Does best in soft acidic water with plenty of hiding places and caves in bogwood.


Generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during spawning.


A small elongate oval-shaped fish with a tall dorsal with a serrated edge. The body is iridescent blue with hints of yellow while the caudal is yellow also. There are usually three dark grey-black lateral lines down the body, these are often broken lines rather than solid.



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