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Scientific Name - Herotilapia Multispinosa
Our Size - 3-6cm
Max Size - 12-15cm
Minimum Tank Size -
Temperature Range - 22-28°C
pH Range - 7.0-8.0
Diet - Though their diet in the wild mainly consists of algae, captive specimens thrive on prepared flake food as well as a variety of insect based foods, pellets and small portions of shrimp. It is important to provide a significant amount of vegetable matter in their diet.
Compatibility - A peaceful Central American cichlid which will appreciate tankmates of a similar disposition. Tetras barbs and other smaller peaceful cichlids can all be considered. Small plecs and doradids also make suitable bottom-dwellers.