Difference between revisions of "Archocentrus septemfasciatus"

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== Sexing ==
|tank_compatibility=:An aggressive fish, keep with robust similar sized Central American Cichlids or top-dwelling medium sized fish only.
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:Mature males are larger and more brightly coloured, mature females have a dark spot on the dorsal fin and her lower back end will turn black with a large copper spot during spawning.
|diet=:Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]], will also take blanched vegetables and spirulina.
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|environment_specifics=:Provide a spacious well-filtered tank with rock and bogwood decor with caves provided for spawning. This fish will uproot live plants.
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== Tank compatibility ==
|behaviour=:An aggressive fish, especially during spawning.
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:An aggressive fish, keep with robust similar sized Central American Cichlids or top-dwelling medium sized fish only.
|identification=:An attractive oval-shaped cichlid with a large round black spot in the middle of the flanks. Can hybridise with ''[[Archocentrus myrnae]]''.
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== Diet ==
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:Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]], will also take blanched vegetables and spirulina.
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Provide a spacious well-filtered tank with rock and bogwood decor with caves provided for spawning. This fish will uproot live plants.
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== Behaviour ==
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:An aggressive fish, especially during spawning.
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== Identification ==
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:An attractive oval-shaped cichlid with a large round black spot in the middle of the flanks. Can hybridise with ''[[Archocentrus myrnae]]''.
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Latest revision as of 02:46, 13 December 2017

Cutter's Cichlid

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Cutter's Cichlid

Archocentrus septemfasciatus

95 Litres (25 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

21 -27 °C (69.8-80.6°F)

8-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Cichlidae



Additional names

Cutter's Cichlid, Copper Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma septemfasciatum


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males are larger and more brightly coloured, mature females have a dark spot on the dorsal fin and her lower back end will turn black with a large copper spot during spawning.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

An aggressive fish, keep with robust similar sized Central American Cichlids or top-dwelling medium sized fish only.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp, will also take blanched vegetables and spirulina.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Provide a spacious well-filtered tank with rock and bogwood decor with caves provided for spawning. This fish will uproot live plants.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An aggressive fish, especially during spawning.


Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive oval-shaped cichlid with a large round black spot in the middle of the flanks. Can hybridise with Archocentrus myrnae.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]