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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Mikrogeophagus altispinosus. Photo by Edward D. Burress A popular dwarf cichlid, Mikrogeophagus altispinosus can be found in various rivers of Brazil and Bolivia. Commonly known as Bolivian rams, they are colorful and a joy to watch. Reaching a little over 2 inches when fully grown, M...
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    Anomalochromis thomasi. Photo by Dave Hansen Commonly known as the African butterfly cichlid, Anomalochromis thomasi is found in small streams of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Males can reach sizes of about 3 inches while females are slightly smaller. Their size makes them a great choice...
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    Crenicichla anamiri from the Xingu river in northern Brazil. Photo by Leandro Sousa in publication. A new species of Crenicichla had been described in a recent publication. Crenicichla anamiri is the eleventh species of Crenicichla described from the Xingu river in northern Brazil. Its species...
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    Apistogramma helkeri. Photo by Frans Vermeulen A new species of dwarf Apistogramma has been formally described. Apistogramma helkeri, named after collector Oliver Helker who found the fish, becomes the 83rd described Apistogramma species. Currently found only in a black-water swamp of the lower...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Defining what makes up the category of dwarf cichlids isn't an exact science, but the species generally recognized as dwarfs can bring hobbyists many years of joy. For the most part, South American dwarfs are small (less than 5") and prefer soft, acidic water. Species recognized as dwarfs fall...
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