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Astatheros Macracanthus 2"

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Stunning 2" amphilophus Astatheros cichlid 

CAN REACH UP TO 25CM

BEST KEPT BETWEEN 26°C-30°C

OMNIVORE

MINIMUM 200LITRES

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descri ption 

The species has a body slightly compressed laterally.

His back is relatively high and his mouth with thick lips. Its anal and dorsal fin are highly developed and end in tip.

The color varies from gray to silver. The fish has a black spot on the caudal peduncle.

Darker and indistinct vertical bars are on the flanks.

All the fins are immaculate.

Water parameters 

  • Water temperature between 23 and 26 ° C.
  • Use of slightly acidic to neutral water at pH 6.5-7.0. Its hardness will be around 10 ° dGH maximum.

Aquarium

The maintenance of a couple in a spacious aquarium with a volume greater than 300 liters poses no particular problem.

The soil will preferably have a coarse grain size and the rocky setting will offer many hiding places.

  • Suggested volume: 200 -400 L
  • pH: From 6 to 7
  • dGH: From 8 to 11
  • Position: bottom
  • Sociability: good intraspecific

Behavior

Intraspecific relations quite good.

Although territorial, males are not too aggressive towards other males of the same species.

The ideal would however be to maintain these fish by couple in specific tank.

Interspecific interactions relatively good for large fish and outside the breeding season.

Swims throughout the aquarium, but prefers to evolve near the bottom substrate.

Food

Omnivorous.

Amphilophus macracanthus agrees without complaining about the foods usually offered.

Vermiform live prey and shrimp meat are particularly popular.

It is also necessary to distribute larger granules and flakes.

Sexual dimorphism

Males are significantly larger than females.

The foreheads of males are higher, while females have a longer profile.

The dark vertical bars of the females stand out more.

Reproduction

Amphilophus macracanthus is an uncovered spawner.

The laying takes place in a classic way, that is to say on a flat stone.

Eggs hatch after 3 days and fry swim freely after about 10 days.

The young grow up quickly and are supervised by the parents.

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2019-12-08