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The Apistogramma borelli is a member of the Apistogramma or dwarf cichlid family. Its natural habitat is in the rivers of Uruguay and Argentina. As with many members of the family the pair retreats to their territory when spawning season begins and the eggs are deposited in a small cave. The female looks after the eggs, but both parents guard and defend their offspring. Like most parents, they have little patience to potential danger to their hatchlings.
El Apistogramma borelli es un miembro de los Apistogramas o enanos en la familia de los cíclidos. Su hábitat natural lo constituyen los ríos de Uruguay y Argentina. Como en muchos miembros de la familia, la familia se retira a su territorio cuando la época del desove comienza y los huevos son depositados en una pequeña oquedad. La hembra cuida los huevos pero son ambos padres quienes montan guardia para defender a los alevines. Y como muchos padres, carecen de paciencia ante la potencial amenaza de los mismos.

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