Triple Red Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides var. triple red)

Imported European Fish

18 reviews Write a Review
$59.97
$59.97

Description

For fans of dwarf cichlids looking for a fish that is colorful, full of energy and attitude and is yet still hardy, unfussy and easy to keep, these Triple Red Apistogramma cacatuoides will certainly fit the bill. In fact out of all of the Apistogramma species, this one has probably been kept longer in the hobby than any other. Because of this, they are very well adapted to a whole host of water condtions and parameters. These "triple red" fish are called that because they've been selectively bred to have very orange-red dorsal, anal and caudal fins which are irregularly splotched with flecks of black and are also irregularly edged and ringed in black in places, giving them an extremely fierce appearance. Please note that this black flecking coloration on the finnage is highly variable and each male fish has different amounts of black flecking, and in different locations on their finnage. Each male has unique fin patterning because of this variability.

Males are much larger and more colorful than are the females, and males also tend to 'flare up' and act tough towards one another. Sometimes there can be scuffles, so it is best to place these fish in an aquarium that will give them somee room to move around and stake claims to their territories. It is also very important to keep these fish in a setting filled with rocks and plants to break up line of sight; breaking up line of sight in fish species often helps to keep down aggression and fighting.

These are very easy to keep and breed fish, and they lay large clutches of eggs given good food and a cave to retreat to. Born and bred in Europe, these fish make excellent centerprice fish but they won't at all stress your wallet when doing so! These dwarf cichlids ship individually bagged, one fish per bag, and we recommend always getting a pair so that your fish have company and happiness!

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Imported European Fish

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    18 Reviews

  • Posted by Rob Farrow on May 5th 2024

    5

    Excellent

    Beautiful specimen. Arrived healthy and strong. As always, the packing was great.

  • Posted by Rob Farrow on May 5th 2024

    5

    Excellent

    Beautiful specimens. Arrived healthy and vibrant.

  • Posted by Anthony C on Apr 13th 2024

    5

    ALREADY BRED 2 WEEKS AFTER RECEIVING

    My fish have already bred and are guarding a clutch of eggs not even two weeks after receiving them!! Insane quality and started eating right away! Worth every penny!

  • Posted by Michelle sharp on Feb 3rd 2024

    3

    Triple Red Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid

    I gave 3 stars because upon arrival, the apisto was struggling very badly and within 3 days, despite my best efforts, he passed. I will say though, he appeared to be a healthy beautiful male but for some reason just didn’t take well to shipping. Packaging was great so I don’t know why this happened. :(

  • Posted by allyn Madding on Nov 6th 2023

    5

    New fish

    They're doing great,they are moving around the tank now and are getting bigger already

  • Posted by John Selwood on Oct 27th 2023

    5

    Gorgeous and Healthy Triple Red Cacatuoides

    Fish arrived energetic, robust, and well-acclimated to their new home within hours of arrival. Male is stunning even at such a small size, and even the female is super colorful. As another reviewer wrote, the orange and red hues of their fins look like they were painted on with neon paint! I definitely recommend RFBF and would buy again in future!

  • Posted by Faith on Jul 18th 2023

    5

    Beautiful

    Purchased the Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlids for my husband. Arrived very quickly, great packaging and fish were in great condition. Definitely recommend

  • Posted by Marcos Barrera on Feb 11th 2023

    5

    DOUBLE RED COCKATOO DWARF CICHLID (APISTOGRAMMA CACATUOIDES VAR. DOUBLE RED)

    Showed up early the day after it shipped, and ready to show off and eat.... Thanks Red Fish Blue Fish for the service!

  • Posted by Nate on Jan 24th 2023

    5

    Nice

    Apistos came well packaged and healthy