Sometimes very intolerant fish, especially the males during
breeding time. The aquarium should be densely planted
on the sides and background. In the middle there should be
open swimming areas. The substrate should be dark to bring
out the colours of this fish. The aquarium
should receive sunlight by which there is some algae growth. Please
mind the temperature of the water. When the
temperature is to high the fish starves quickly.
omnivorous, but above all they prefer algae.
Breeding is easy. At a temperature of 23-25° up to
70 eggs are laid during several days between the plants.
The male guards the eggs. After spawning the female
should be removed. When the young fishes are swimming
free you can feed them with fine infusoria.