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Peaceful dwarfcichlid that can be kept in a community
aquarium together with other small peaceful fishes, but you
can better keep them in an aquarium that is set up
especially for dwarfcichlids. A male forms a harem and
as a result, should be kept in a ration of one male to every
three or four females. Males defend a large territory in
which several females may guard their own brood. The
aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots,
and on the sides and background densely planted, because
they need hiding places. The substrate should be dark
to bring out the colours of this fish.
The fish prefers live food but frozen and dry food are accepted as well.
Breeding is not difficult. Up to 300 eggs are laid
in a cave and fertilized. The female takes care of the
fry and the male defends the territory. After hatching
the young fishes are moved to a pit by the female.
When they are swimming free you can feed them with baby
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