Apistogramma eunotus

Apistogramma eunotus

  • pH: 5.5-7
  • gH: 0-5 dGh
  • Temperature: 23-29C
  • Maximum Size: 5cm
  • Minimum Tank Size: 40 litres, 45x30x30cm

Apistogramma eunotus is a small, peaceful dwarf cichlid from slow-moving rivers and streams in Peru. It was very popular when first imported but its popularity declined as more species’ were brought onto the market. I still think it’s one of the prettiest.


Best kept in a species tank as a pair, or with some small pencilfish or possibly ember tetras and others of a similar size and peaceful nature.

Housing and Feeding

House in a planted tank with bogwood/leaves for tannins and some small caves, and only gentle flow from the filter.

Feeding is easy as commercial foods will be taken, although they prefer live/frozen alternatives.


Apistogramma eunotus will spawn in cracks and crevices formed by decor or in a cave. The male can become extremely aggressive towards the male after spawning and in a small tank, he may have to be removed for his own safety.


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