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Apistogramma sp. "Kelleri" females

Two 8 month old Apistogramma sp. ‘Kelleri’ female sibblings. The one on the left is in "breeding" colours (which are usually just "happy fish" colours), and the one on the right is in "don't like the camera" colours.

 

A. sp. ‘Kelleri’ are one of the only two mouthbrooding Apistogramma species, the other being A. barlowi. ‘Kelleri’ have very similar requirements as other Apistogramma: they like soft, warm water with leaf litter and some wood on sand.

 

The species was first collected exported in 2008, and later under the names A. sp. ‘Jutai’, A. sp. ‘diamond face’ and A. sp. ‘Leticia’.

 

I have three pairs of these fish and they have so far proven to be mild tempered and good community fish in a 500 litre aquarium with other South American inhabitants.

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Taken on June 26, 2012