The Apistogramma pertensis is a unique apisto from Brazil, it is a subtly attractive fish and it commonly sifts through the sand and sediment for food, not unlike many of the geophagus sp.
The Apistogramm pertense is brown with white bands on its large, oval shaped caudal fin characteristic among the pertensis family.
I have collected these fish deep in leaf litter alongside Apistogramma paucisquamis and Apistogramma gibbiceps. In the aquaria the A. pertensis will eat lots of mosquito larvae but may not eat worms.
Keep them in a fairly spacious tank as i have caught adults to almost 2 1/2 inches long.
These fish need a sandy substrate but also somewhere to hide, like driftwood and rocks.