[Ebook] 500 freshwater aquarium fish – Cichlids – Macmaster’s Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma macmasteri)
Although the alternative name, Apistogramma ornatipinnis, was most frequently used during the 1970s, it is still encountered from time to time today. To confuse matters further, A. ornatipinnis is considered a synonym of Apistogramma steindachneri (Steindachner’s Dwarf Cichlid). Macmaster’s Dwarf Cichlid shows marked differences between males and females of the species. Males are larger than females, and their dorsal membranes are slightly longer. Some males may have a forked tail, whereas females’ tails are always rounded in shape.