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CHECKERBOARD CICHLID (D.filamentosa)

by Jannie Hoang
CHECKERBOARD CICHLID (D.filamentosa)

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 7 cm
Temperament: Peaceful. 

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.0 - 7.0
General Hardness: Soft

 

Range

South America: Rio Negro region

 

Reproduction

Eggs are laid on a firm surface (eg plant leaf), the eggs (and hatched fry) are cared for mostly by the female. Rarely bred successfully, requires soft acid water for spawning.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous. Prefers small live or frozen foods.

 

Additional Comments

Adult male Checkerboards are very attractive with their long finnage and green spangles. Rarely bred, most aquarium stock is wild-caught from South America. An excellent fish for planted tanks containing small species. Will eat small fish if given the opportunity.

 

CHECK COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER SPECIES

by Jannie Hoang

Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.