Cockatoo cichlid

The male Cockatoo dwarf cichlid reaches a body length of 8 centimetres.

The Cockatoo cichlid lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

Not only is the Cockatoo Cichlid quite attractive, it is one of the most readily available of this species! Of all the dwarf cichlids, the Cockatoo Cichlid is one of the most colorful. More

Cockatoo Cichlid The cockatoo cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) is sometimes known as the big mouth cichlid because of its large mouth. It has many colour variations such as the full red, double red, triple red, super red and orange. More

The Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid should be kept in an aquarium that is 30 gallons minimum, with densely planted groupings. They require plenty of open swimming areas but also need hiding places. A fine gravel to sand substrate is recommended. More

The Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid or Apistogramma cacatuoides has to be one of the fish with the longest names! These fresh water fish are known for their amazing coloration. Red blue and black are almost painted on their dorsal fins and tail. More

The Orange Cockatoo Cichlid is a carnivore, and will consume a wide variety of foods. Freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, flake food, and both frozen and live brine shrimp and worms will make excellent food for these fish. Visit More

2 dwarf gourmai's, 2 dwarf cockatoo cichlid's ,1 common pleco and platties? = can i have 2 dwarf gourmais (male/female), 2 dwarf cockatoo cichlids (male/female), 1 common pleco, and 3 platties (2 female/1 male) all in my 50 gal tank? More

Common names

Apistogramma cacatuoides in Catalan (Català)
Apistogramma cacatuoides in French (français)
Apistogramma cacatuoides in Russian (русский язык)
Cockatoo cichlid in English
cockatoo dwarf cichlid in English
Crested dwarf cichlid in English
Kakadu Çiklet in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kakadu nykštukė in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Kakadu-Zwergbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Kakadueciklide in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kakaduedværgcichlide in Danish (dansk)
Pielegniczka kakadu in Polish (polski)
Töyhtökääpiöahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
丝鳍隐带丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
丝鳍隐带丽鱼 in Unknown
絲鰭隱帶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
絲鰭隱帶麗魚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Apistogramma
Species : Apistogramma cacatuoides
Authority : Hoedeman, 1951