Cacatuoides “White Gold” Dwarf Cichlids are a colour morph of the Apistogramma cacatuoides species which are widespread throughout much of the upper Amazon basin from the ríos Ucayali and Amazonas in Peru to the Solimões in western Brazil. Thet tend to inhabit slower-moving tributaries, backwaters and creeks in areas where fallen leaf litter collects and these may contain black, white or clear water depending on locality or in some cases, time of year.
Provided adequate cover and structure is available the Cacatuoides Dwarf Cichlids are unfussy with regards to décor with ceramic flowerpots, lengths of plastic piping and other artificial materials all useful additions. A more natural-looking arrangement might consist of a soft, sandy substrate with wood roots and branches placed in such a way that plenty of shady spots and caves are formed.
Filtration, or at least water flow, should not be very strong and very large water changes are best avoided with 10-15% weekly adequate provided the aquarium is lightly-stocked.
Cacatuoides Dwarf Cichlids are rrimarily carnivourous. In the aquarium, live and frozen foods such as Brine Shrimp, Daphnia and Bloodworms should be offered regularly although most specimens will also learn to accept dried alternatives with pelleted products generally preferred to flake.
- Species – Apistogramma cacatuoides “White Gold”
- Common Name – Cacatuoides “White Gold”
- Origin – South America
- Diet – Carnivore
- PH Range – 6 -7
- Temperature – Tropical 22-29°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 5cm (Grows to approximately 7.5cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed