Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus

81F
Explanation of the symbols

72F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Equador, Panama, Costa Rica
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
Rather peaceful fish which becomes only slightly aggressive during the mating season. A territory is then arranged and in the floor is turned up. It is wise to anchor plants firmly. The fish can be kept the bests as a couple. The aquarium should be set up with  firm  plants, and driftwood. Also use some flat stones.

It is an easy omnivorous fish without certain preferences. They feed on large water insectlarvae.  They also accept dry and frozen food.

The breeding is rather easy. A very large number of eggs are laid on a fixed substrate ( e.g. a flat stone). Both parents care for their eggs en young until they are swimming free for about a week. You can feed the fry with newly-hatched brine shrimp.
 
Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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