Aequidens hoehnei

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
This is a rather peaceful fish, only aggressive in breeding time to similar species.  The tank should me set up with stones, driftwood and plants.  A territory will be formed and defended against intruders.  A frequent changing of the water is necessary.

The fish is a big omnivorous eater of all kind of live and frozen food.

Breeding is not difficult.  A small number of eggs are laid on a flat substrate.  Both parents take care of the fry.  When the young fish are swimming free you can feed them with newly-hatched brine shrimp.


Photo Credit

Jeff Rapps

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