Apistogramma atahualpa (A 175) is a very colorful dwarf cichlid from Peru that was introduced to the hobby as Apistogramma sp. "sunset". Although Apistogramma "sunset" may still be used as a common name for this fish, today it is increasingly sold as Apistogramma atahualpa.
Species – Apistogramma Atahualpa - Apistogramma Sunset
Current Size – 2cm - 3cm
Adult Length – 7cm Male - 5cm Female
Temperature Range – 22 - 28°C
pH Range – 4.0 - 6.0
Water Hardness – 18 – 90 ppm
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - Best maintained alone or with small ‘dither’ fishes such as Nannostomus spp., and ideally should not be mixed with other Apistogramma.
This species can apparently be maintained in pairs only when other, conspecific pairs are visible in adjacent tanks (Römer, 2006) as this distracts them from attacking each other.
Ideal Number to Keep - It’s thus preferable to keep a group consisting of several males with up to three times as many females in a larger set-up.
Feeding - In the aquarium live and frozen foods such as Artemia, Daphnia, Moina and chironomid larvae (bloodworm) should be offered regularly although most species will also learn to accept dried alternatives with pelleted products generally preferred to flake.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.