Amphilophus longimanus

82F
Explanation of the symbols

75F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Guatamale,Honduras,Nicaragua, C.Rica
Length : 22 cm - 8,5"
Min.length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
English name : Red breast cichlid
This  territorial fish that should be kept as a couple,  is usually peaceful when kept with other cichlids.  The tank should have a sandy bottom.  Provide hiding places with rocks, driftwood and roots. Open swimming areas are necessary.  Because the fish digs during mating times plants cannot be used as decoration.

The fish is omnivorous and he prefers worms.  Frozen and dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 500 eggs are laid in a pit and fertilized.  After 2 days the eggs hatch and another 6 days later the youngsters swim free.  Both parents take care of the fry.  You can start feeding with baby brine shrimp and a few days later with fine dry food.

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