Cockatoo Cichlids or Apistogramma cacatuoides
are gorgeous dwarf cichlids from South America which are referred to as cockatoo dwarf cichlids. These cichlids is easy to spot because the larger males sport hard elongated dorsal fins making them recognizable from other species of Apistogramma for sale
. Males also have unusual mouths which are large accompanied by thick lips. Females of this species are much smaller in size and less colorful compared to their counterparts.
Apistogramma cacatuoides is prevalent in the hobby due to robust effort by hobbyists and importers of dwarf cichlids. This species is not list on the IUCN Red List of Endangered species
as threatened. The cockatoo dwarf cichlid is a fantastic fish which thrives in a well planted tank and fairs well in alkaline water unlike other species which require soft water requirements.
Apistogramma cacatuoides is a species of South American cichlid usually known under the common name cockatoo dwarf cichlid
. Unlike many other Apistogramma species, A. cacatuoides is not threatened by extinction, as it is widely bred in captivity for the aquarium trade.
These cichlids do well kept in harems with one male to multiple females. So if you have the chance, buy extra female cockatoo cichlids or keep at least one male with two females. There are some gorgeous varieties of A. cacatuoides available such as Double Red, Super Red, Orange Flash, and Double Orange Apistogramma cacatuoides for sale.
List of Apistogramma cacatuoides colors available
Apistogramma cacatuoides double red
Apistogramma cacatuoides orange
Aapistogramma cacatuoides double orange
Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid
Apistogramma cacatuoides Orange Flash
Apistogramma cacatuoides Super Red