The apistogram of Borell belongs to the cichlid family. Also in the literature of this South American inhabitant of aquariums can be found under a different name - Apistogram Reitzig.
Representatives of this species of fish have a small elongated body, squeezed laterally, the length of which does not exceed 8 cm. The color of the fish is colorful, the head is usually dominated by bright yellow pigment, the body is greenish and blue. On the lower part of the head there are blue spots and dots, and the fins have a saturated yellow color with blue feathers.
The male Apistograms of Borell are brighter and larger than the females.
Fish of this species feed mainly on small live food. Also, additives to the base in the form of dry daphnia or cyclops will not be superfluous.
Maintenance and care
Borell apistograms will feel comfortable in small elongated aquariums, up to 20 l, equipped with artificial shelters in the form of snags or other similar objects. Lighting should be moderate and dim, without the influence of a direct light source.
The fish reach puberty by 8 months of life. When spawning, it is advisable to place the pair in a separate container with a volume of about 40-50 liters. The female can throw up to 100 eggs at a time.