Caquetaia spectabilis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Amazon river
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
You should not keep this calm, large cichlid together with smaller fish, because they think it is food and they will eat them.  The aquarium should be set up with large plants, stones and driftwood.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  They eat very much, so a good filter and an regular changing of the water are necessary. 

His large mouth tells that he can eat large peaces of food, he is a real predator and eats beef heart, small fish and shrimp.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult with a good matching couple.  Several hundreds of eggs are laid and fertilized on a flat substrate.  After 4 days the eggs hatch.  The fry is moved in hiding places between rocks.  Both patents care for them.  The young fishes can be raised with bay brine shrimp. 

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