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Hypselecara temporalis

Common Name:

Chocolate Cichlid, Emerald cichlid

Size: Up to 9″ (22 cm)
Habitat: South America:: Amazon River basin and other drainages in Colombia, Brazil and Peru.
Min Tank Size: 48 inches (75 gallon for pair)
Diet: Omnivorous, Relishes live food, but will eagerly accept all types of prepared or frozen foods.
Behavior: Generally peacful to others can be aggressive and territorial to its own.
Water: Temperature: 77°F to 84°F (25°-29° C), 5.0 to 7.5, Hardness: Low to Medium hard (dH 0.0 – 12.0).
Care: Easy.
Communities: Ok with other large and peacful cichlids, tetras and catfish, no small fish.
Suitability: Only if you will meet its’ needs.

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