Cichlasoma bimaculatum

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : From Peru to Guyana
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
English names : Black Acara, Two-spot cichlid
Rather calm, and to other larger cichlids somewhat reserved fish that is barely aggressive.  You should keep them as a pair.  A territory is made.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that make hiding places.  Some plants can be used for decoration as well.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized on a stone.  Both parents care for the fry very intensive.  Even after hatching they care for their young a very long time. You can feed the young fishes with baby brine shrimp.  They grow quickly. 

Photo Credit

Fredrik Hagblom

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