Size: Approx. 1″
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 61-7.9° F, KH 1-12, pH 6.0-8.0
Max. Size: Approx 1.25″
Color Form: They have amazing colors of blue-green spangled bodies while males have some reddish area on their lower body.
Diet: Micropredator. Will readily accept most dry foods but should be fed a varied diet including frozen and/or live meaty foods of appropriate size.
Compatibility: Suitable for peaceful community tanks
Lifespan: 1-3 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons Care Level: Intermediate Temperament: Semi-Aggressive Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 78-84° F, KH 1-5, pH 4.8-6.2 Max. Size: 8″ Color Form: Three broad, dark brownish/reddish bars run vertically along the body in addition to some less prounounced and fainter bars. The fins can show red striations, and adults may have some red spots and a blue-green cast to the dorsal fin. When aroused, they will exhibit a black spot on the gill cover. Diet: Generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods Compatibility: Peaceful but predatory. They should not share an aquarium with anything small enough to fit into their mouth Origin: Brazil and Colombia Family: Cichlid Lifespan: 10-15 years Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate