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Scientific Name Apistogramma baenschi   
Common Name
Synonym(s) Bagarius yarrellii, Bagrus yarrelli, Pimelodus yarrelli
Pronunciation ah-PISS-toe-grah-mah
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. 
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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
pH 7.2 - 7.6
Temperature 18.0-23.0°C or 64.4-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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.
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Last Update 2021 Jan 30 04:00 (species record created: 2002 Jan 21 00:00)