Cryptoheros nanoluteus
 

82F
Explanation of the symbols

75F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Panama
Length : 9 cm - 3.5"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
Rather peaceful fish.  Only in breeding time he is somewhat aggressive.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that form hiding places and caves.  Some hard plants can be used for decoration as well.

You should give them live food such as mosquito larvae and Artemia.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female cares for the fry and the male defends the territory.  After 3 days the eggs hatch and another 5 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  Both parents now care for the young until they have a length of 2-3 cm (1").  The young fishes can be raised with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

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