Fish / Freshwater

Cockatoo Cichlid Information

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The cockatoo cichlid is a very popular aquarium fish which is also known as Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid, Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid or Big Mouth Apistogramma. It is distributed in the Amazon River basin and their tributaries of the Ucayali, Amazon and Solimões rivers from the Pachitea River to Tabatinga in Peru and Colombia. It inhabits small shallow streams or lagoon-like waters in the rain forest where the water bottom is covered with leaves that are used by the fish for hiding.

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