Apistogram Butterfly

Apistogram butterfly - this is the kind thatright can be called the brightest dwarf cichlid. Among fans of aquarium fish, they are very popular due to their calm behavior and miniature sizes. The sizes of these lovely fish do not exceed 7 cm, and their color (yellowish brown with red-orange tint) can delight anyone.

Apistogram Butterfly - content

Fish apistogram butterfly - one of the most peacefulfish, which get along well with any neighbors, does not damage plants and soil. For it, great quantities of plants are ideal, an aquarium whose total volume should be more than 20 liters (for more than one fish).

It is also worth remembering the ideal water parameters, in which the apistogram butterflies will feel the best:

  • acidity - pH;
  • rigidity dH - 11 degrees;
  • temperature is not less than 23 and not more than 31 degrees.

It should be noted that thisThe species of fish more like high temperatures, which is due to their proximity to discus. Apistograms of the butterfly are very susceptible to water quality. For them, running water will be ideal, but if this is not possible, you need to change 40 percent or once a day 20 percent of the water in the aquarium once a week. In any case, the water you add to the butterflies should be defended for at least three to four days. This is due to the fact that they are very susceptible to chlorine and it can cause a majority of diseases. Aerate and filter water - be sure. The food for fish of this species should be saturated with proteins, as in essence they are carnivorous. And because of the tendency to overeating, food should be selected in ice cream or live form.

Apistogram of a butterfly1

Apistogram Butterfly - Compatibility

Compatibility with other species - this is the question,which will least worry the owners of butterfly apistograms. This species, despite its carnivorous nature, is small in size, because it rarely shows aggression towards its neighbors. To all, with good nutrition they will not even try to destroy their cohabitants as the primary instinct of their love for meat is not self-preservation and protection of the territory, but the satisfaction of a sense of hunger.

Apistogram butterfly is resistant to diseases, because diseases that can occur due to improper care of the aquarium, most often, quickly pass without outside interference.