Golden Dwarf Cichlid (Nannacara anomala)

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Golden Dwarf Cichlid

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Golden Dwarf Cichlid

Nannacara anomala

95 Litres (25 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")




6.0 - 8.0

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

5-19 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Golden Dwarf Cichlid, Goldeneye Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Acara anomala, Acara punctulata, Nannacara taenia

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are noticeably smaller than males. Females have different colouration than males, see identification.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

These small cichlids can be kept as a pair in a species tank, or as part of a larger community tank. Generally peaceful, but two males may fight.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake (provided they are a tank-bred strain), as well as brine shrimp, bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a tank with plenty of hiding places. Does best in soft acidic water without bright light.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful dwarf cichlid that is mostly mid-bottom dwelling. A cave-brooding substrate spawner, a pair will care for a spawn with the female caring for the brood and the male guarding the territory.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Males are blue-green when adult, with banding only when in a subdued mood. Females are orange-brown with dark longitudinal bands. Males have dorsal and anal fin extensions.

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