Mesonauta guyanae
 

86F
Explanation of the symbols

79F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Guyana, Venezuela
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
Calm, now and then somewhat shy fish that have barely any aggression, even to each other.  The aquarium should be at least 50 cm (20") high and should be set up with high plants, driftwood, roots and stones because they need hiding places even in the higher regions of the aquarium.  A dimmed light by using floating plants is appreciated.

You should give them mainly live food such as mosquito larvae and Artemia.  A part of the food should be vegetable, because otherwise they eat plants.  Dry (vegetable) food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known yet.

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