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Apistogramma borellii “Opal” Umbrella Dwarf Cichlid

$6.00

Apistogramma are just wonderful dwarf cichlids, and the “Opal Borellii”, Apistogramma borellii “Opal”, is a popular and stunning one suitable for the newcomer to Apistos. Males max out at just over 2.5 inches in length, females 2″. Also called the “Umbrella Cichlid” given its sail-like dorsal fin, this is just hands down one of the prettier Apistos in the market. As with all Apistos, they’ll prefer softer, acidic water, but as captive-bred fish, they’ll be far more tolerant than wild-caught counterparts.

The specimens offered at this time are TINY. Eg. 0.5″ tiny. “Juveniles” hardly describes them, some might still call them FRY! But, with that small size, comes a very small price! See below for a great video of adults.

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Apistogramma are just wonderful dwarf cichlids, and the “Opal Borellii”, Apistogramma borellii “Opal”, is a popular and stunning one suitable for the newcomer to Apistos. Males max out at just over 2.5 inches in length, females 2″. Also called the “Umbrella Cichlid” given its sail-like dorsal fin, this is just hands down one of the prettier Apistos in the market. As with all Apistos, they’ll prefer softer, acidic water, but as captive-bred fish, they’ll be far more tolerant than wild-caught counterparts.

The specimens offered at this time are TINY. Eg. 0.5″ tiny. “Juveniles” hardly describes them, some might still call them FRY! But, with that small size, comes a very small price! Regionally produced in Wisconsin, you’re supporting multiple small fish companies with your purchase. I’ve been told that this is one of the slower-growing Apistos, so know that you’re going to get to enjoy these fish for a long time as they mature and hopefully pair off.

Check out this great video example of a courting pair by Youtuber Trakarn Satuphap:

Image Credit: The current adult Male A. borellii “Opal” image was taken by Dornenwolf, and is CC BY 2.0


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Scientific Name

Apistogramma borellii "Opal"

Geographic Location

South America

Captive-Bred

Breeder

Tristan's Tropical Fish

Size

Tiny

FishBase Link

http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Apistogramma-borellii.html

SeriouslyFish.com Link

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/apistogramma-borellii/

Wholesale Available

Yes


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