Aequidens michaeli

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
You can not keep this fish together with fishes that are a lot smaller because they are eaten.  Males are rather aggressive to each other so it is not wise to keep more than one male.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that make hiding places.  Plants can be used for decoration as well.  A dimmed light by using floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish.  A territory is made.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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