I caught this dwarf cichlid on a recent trip to the interior. It was collected in a scenic clearwater stream loaded with tetras and apistos.

Size. This fish maxes out at about 2 inches.

Distribution. Rio negro.

Aggression, tankmates. This fish is not aggressive to other species but it will outcompete other, more shy species for food. It does not eat other fish and generally does not bother them either. Tetras and  pencilfish are natural companions.

Housing requirements. Loves soft water with lots of bogwood, and leaves. The aquarium should be at least 15 gallons for a full-grown individual with tankmates.

Notes. This fish grows into a  very attractive adult and if you can get your hands on this hard to find dwarf, snatch it up!

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About Hudson

Fish enthusiast in the heart of the Amazon.

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