Aequidens tetramerus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Central and North East South America
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 100"
English name : Saddle Cichlid
As a youngster these fish are rather  peaceful , but as an adult they become extremely aggressive.  You should  keep the fish as a couple.  They are very territorial.  The tank should be large and have plenty of caves and nooks to hide in. Therefore you use driftwood and stones.  A frequent changing of the water is necessary.

Feeding is not a problem as all types of live and frozen food are taken.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 1000 eggs are laid on a flat stone and fertilized.  Both parents take care of the fry.  They can be fed with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Hans Meulblok

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