Biotoecus opercularis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Amazon river
Length : 7 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
Peaceful dwarfcichlid that you should keep in a special aquarium for dwarfcichlids. The aquarium should be set up with plants, driftwood, roots and stones, creating holes and hiding places where females make their own small territory.  Males make a larger territory with several females. 

You should give them small live food.

Breeding is easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female cares for the fry and the male defends the territory against intruders.  After 3 days the eggs hatch and another 4 days later the young fishes are swimming free. You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Ariel Bornstein

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