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CHOCOLATE CICHLID

by Jannie Hoang
CHOCOLATE CICHLID

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 24-30 cm
Temperament: Relatively peaceful, will eat small fish.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.2 - 7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Brazil: Matto grosso, Rio Paraguay

 

Reproduction

Eggs are laid on a hard surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are guarded by both parents.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous. Eats all normal foods.

 

Additional Comments

Relatively peaceful despite its large adult size. Colouration develops into a rich chocolate and chocolate-red colour as the fish matures. Females remain smaller than males.

 

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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.