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Checkerboard Cichlid

Family: CICHLIDAE
Species: Dicrossus (Crenicara) filamentosa
Common Name: Checkerboard Cichlid
Size: 3 in (7.5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon River basin, in the Negro River drainage. Orinoco River basin in from Inírida River in Colombia to Maripa in Venezuela.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon or larger recommended.
Diet: Carnivorous, flake frozen and live.
Behavior: Peaceful
Water: Temperature 75-81°F (24-27°C), ph 5.0 to 7.0, dH: 5-8
Care: Easy, timid.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Good.

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