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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Apistogramma velifera Staeck, 2003|
|Type Locality||Rio Rueda, about 20 kilometers south of Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|Etymology||The genus name is a combination of the Greek apisto, meaning 'meaning uncertain, inconstant, unstable, faithless', and gramme, meaning 'line', in reference to the variably-developed lateral line of these species.|
|Distribution||South America: Orinoco River system in Venezuela.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.|
|Feeding||Apistogramma should be fed mainly on foods that reach the bottom third of the aquarium. Prepared foods include flakes and granules that sink. Live or frozen live foods such as bloodworm or brineshrimp are recommended for bringing pairs into breeding condition.|
|Breeding||If there is not a bonded pair, setting up a breeding tank with one male and several females should encourage breeding. Water in the breeding tank should be slightly acidic (6-6.5 pH) and soft, around 5 dh. A specific breeding surface is necessary, often an upturned, small, plant pot or similar will suffice.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Cichliden-Lexikon Teil 3, pp 116, Figs.|
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|Last Update||2021 Jun 19 06:02 (species record created: 2012 Apr 29 04:07)|