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Uaru Cichlid is a stunning freshwater fish that native to fast-moving waters of the Amazon. Uaru is an uncommon aquarium fish, but you can find it in Coburg Aquarium. These fish best to keep as a pair in one tank, they will feel comfort with a company. Uara has unique personality, you may need some experience to care for them. Buy Live Fish and Aquarium Plants with Coburg Aquarium in Australia

Features of Uaru Cichlid:

  • Oval to disc-shaped body with tan-to-blue coloration and black blotches along the sides. Mature fish have bright yellow eyes with black pupils
  • In the wild, this fish was found in clear water tributaries, often around submerged branches or tree roots
  • Uaru Cichlid is relatively peaceful and intelligent. Suit for experienced hobbyists
  • Uaru will eat aquatic plants in aquarium, but don't use plastic or silk plants in your tank, they could eat artificial plants and get them in danger.
  • The lifespan of this fish: 8 -10 years


Uaru Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Uaru Cichlid:

For a pair of Uaru, plan for ar lest a 200 Litres fish tank with very clean water.

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Uaru Cichlid Tank Mate Compatibility:

Uaru cichlids are peaceful species, they can stay well with other peaceful fish in a community tank. Avoid fin nippers and aggressive ones. Possible tank mates could be:

Uaru Cichlid Food :

Uaru Cichlids are mainly herbivores, they will appreciate a varied vegetables, cichlid flakes and pellets. You can feed some meaty food as treats.

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Uaru Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Uaru is sensitive to nitrogen compounds contained in the water. Thus, in the tank, efficient biological filtration (use canister filters), aeration, and frequent water renew are required. Good brands to take:

Aquarium Heater

Uaru perfers warm water, the aquarium should be heated, if your area’s climate is low. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquarium Decorations

Uaru is timid, they love to stay in the shadows, the aquarium should provide with many hiding places and shelters. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Cover the bottom of the tank with fine sand or gravel.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

Preferred Water Parameters :

Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.