Amphilophus robertsoni

79F
Explanation of the symbols

72F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : From South Mexico to Honduras
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : False Firemouth Cichlid
This territorial fish is rather aggressive to other species.  You should keep them as a couple. Do not combine with small fish.  The aquarium should be setup with a lot of driftwood and stones that form caves and hiding places.  The fish will dig up the substrate material, so it is best to use no plants except they are very well anchored.  Enough free swimming space should be left.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 400 eggs are laid in a pit and fertilized.  Both parents take care for the fry.  When the young fishes are swimming free they can be raised with baby brine shrimp and fine dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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