Bujurquina mariae

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Colombia, Brazil
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Mary's cichlid
Rather peaceful fish that you should keep as a couple.  The aquarium should be set up with stones and driftwood that make hiding places.  You can use some hard plants for decoration as well.  You should leave enough free swimming space. 

You should give them enough large live food.  Frozen food is accepted as well.

Breeding is rather easy.  Up to 400 eggs are laid and fertilized on a large leave  After 2 days the parents take the fry in their mouth.  After free swimming the young fishes return to the mouth of the parents when they are in danger and during the night for another 4-8 weeks.

Photo Credit

Eric Naus

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