Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara coryphaenoides)

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Chocolate Cichlid

Hypselecara coryphaenoides

246 Litres (65 US G.)

15-22.1cm (5.9-8.7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 6.0

22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F)

0-5 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Chocolate Cichlid, Rio Negro Chocolate Cichlid


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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


Diet[edit | edit source]

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


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.


Identification[edit | edit source]

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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