Aequidens pallidus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Ciclidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
This fish should be kept as a couple.  Except during breeding time they are quiet and peaceful, sometimes timid fish.  They are frightnened very quickly and then react with quick changing of colours and panicky swimming.  The tank should me set up with enough hiding places.  You can do that with plenty of driftwood and plants.  The fish is territorial.  A frequent changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary.

The fish is omnivorous.  You should feed him with big live or frozen food.

Breeding is not easy.  The eggs are laid on a flat substrate.  The female takes care for the eggs and the male is defending the territory.  After three day the eggs hatch and then both parents take care of the fry.  After four days the young fish are swimming free.  Then you can feed them newly-hatched brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Alf Stalsbergg

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