Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara coryphaenoides)

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Chocolate Cichlid

Hypselecara coryphaenoides

Moderate

246.052 liters
246,051.766 mL
246.1 Litres (65 US G.)

8.661 in 15-22 cm (5.9-8.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 6.0

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
303.15 K
86 °F
545.67 °R
22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F)

0-5 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years





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Additional names

Chocolate Cichlid, Rio Negro Chocolate Cichlid


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

A large and potentially aggressive Cichlid. Prefers to be kept in groups and tank mates must be of similar size and equally robust.

Diet

A carnivorous cichlid that appreciates a meaty diet such as earthworms, shrimp and fish.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must be kept in an acidic or blackwater environment. Will rearrange the tank, so only keep with solid decor and tough well-rooted plants. Appreciate large open swimming space and needs excellent filtration.

Behaviour

Identification

This fish is able to change its colouration depending on mood but it is generally dark-brown to black with a blotch centred above the lateral line and extending into the base of the soft dorsal fin. The body is elongate with a gradually elevated profile.

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