- interesting coloring
- can be bred
- up to 30 cm
- for large aquariums
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|Water values:||soft to medium hard|
|Aquarium size:||600 l (approx. 180cm)|
|Visual effect:||Interesting behavior|
|Feature:||interesting brood care|
|with fish?:||Yes, with peaceful fish|
|Planting possible?:||conditional* (see description)|
|Final size:||> 12cm|
|Difficulty:||2 - Normal|
|Diet:||omnivorous - omnivorous|
|with large crabs?:||No|
|with dwarf crabs?:||No|
|with shrimps?:||Socialization not possible|
Wedge spotted cichlids are impressive ornamental fish, scientifically also called Uaru amphiacanthoides. They originate from South America and are widespread there. They can be kept and maintained relatively easily and can even be bred. Because they become quite large, they are suitable above all for rather larger aquariums.
Most striking is their high-backed physique with flat sides. They also have a terminal mouth. Wedge spotted cichlids are also characterized by their very small scales and their curved lateral line. In the basic color they vary strongly from a gray-brown to green-yellow. Depending upon age they are yellowish to ocher and exhibit the name-giving black "Wedge spot", which reaches up to the tail fin root.
Your aquarium should be at least 600 litersbecause they can grow up to 30 cm large and be equipped with a sandy bottom. Provide with roots and caves for sufficient hiding places, wood they also nibble off to rasp their teeth. You can place the planting at the edge and in the background, suitable are those with strong roots like Cryptos or Vallisneriabut also Perching plants. However, hard-leaved aquatic plants are more suitable, as they also like to eat up your vegetation. The water should be soft to medium hard. Make sure you have a good filtration, because your animals produce a lot of mulm, also your water changes may be generous.
Because your animals get their strength from the community, keep them preferably in a Group at least 5 animals.
The Socialization with other cichlids of about the same size is possible. However, it is better to avoid invertebrates, as they are likely to supplement the diet of your favorites.
If they feel well the Breeding in the aquarium is possible, but they are sensitive to disturbances. Your animals spawn on plants and stones, which are thoroughly cleaned beforehand. After hatching, the female transfers the young into pits. After about 5 days they swim free and feed on a skin secretion of the parents and can later be raised with Artemia. The parents engage in joint brood care.
This Omnivores are not very choosy about food. You can give them Dry-, Flakes- you Granulated food offer. From time to time you should also offer their menu with Live and frozen food and with vegetable Such as carrots, dandelions or peas. Offer it soft roots, as it needs the cellulose for its digestion.
Our food recommendation: The NatureHolic Cichfeed has a grain size of 1.5 mm and is therefore also suitable for larger fish. The NH Cichfeed is a soft granulate for predominantly carnivorous ornamental fish. It has the same consistency as small crustaceans and insect larvae that fish naturally eat, and the soft granules protect the fish mouth from micro-injuries that can result from hard feed granules.
Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.
Expert Tip: We recommend when keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and husbandry.
|Scientific name:||Uaru amphiacanthoides|
|Difficulty level:||for beginners|
|Coloration:||gray-brown to yellow|
|Water parameters:||GH 2°-12° dGH, KH 0-8° dKH, pH 5,5-7,0, temperature 22°-28° C|
|Tank size:||600 l and up|
|Food:||Omnivorous; granulated food, flake food, live and frozen food, such as mosquito larvae, artemia, daphnia, vegetables such as carrots, peas, dandelion, bogwood necessary|
|Behavior:||quiet, aggressive towards conspecifics|
|Group size:||at least 5 animals|
|Further information:||Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do|
- Item no: 28932
- EAN No.: 4251932208637