Blue Sky Apisto (Apistogramma panduro)

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Blue Sky Apisto (Apistogramma panduro)


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Common Name: Blue Sky Apisto
Proper Name: Apistogramma panduro
Category: Cichlids
Temperature: 23 - 28 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 8 cm
 
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Previously, (and sometimes still) known as Apistogramma pandurini
 
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I bought one of these a few months ago. I hangs out out the bottom of the tank and hides under low hanging plant leaves and roots. The subtle colors are pretty, especially the hint of yellow. However, the fish I have is not peaceful. It is very teritorial, chasing anything (except my large angel) out of its territory. I've lost 4 of 5 cory catfish after adding my Blue Sky. I've seen it chasing the Corys, although I can't say its the cause of their deaths.
 
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I'm not sure I would characterize A. Panduro as "peaceful". They tend to be more aggressive and territorial than several other Apistogramma species (e.g. Cacatouides).
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