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Panda Dwarf Cichlid
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A female panda dwarf cichlid (top) and male (bottom).
Range Peru
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Genus Apistogramma
Species A. nijsseni

The Panda dwarf cichlid, (Apistogramma nijsseni), is a species of cichlid endemic to the black water habitats in the Carahuayte river drainage, Peru. It reaches a maximum length of 8 cm (3 in). The species is popular aquarium fish amongst dwarf cichlid hobbyists.

The species is named after the Dutch ichthyologist Han Nijssen.