Cichlasoma dimerus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Brazil, Argentina
Length : 17 cm - 7"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
Rather peaceful fish, even to species of their own kind.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots that make hiding places.  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 easy.  400-500 eggs are laid and fertilized on a substrate.  Both parents care for the fry.  After 48 hours the eggs hatch.  The larvae are moved frequently by the parents.  4 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jörg Albering

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