Keyhole Cichlid
Behaviour Peaceful
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 23℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Keyhole Cichlid Cleithracara maronii
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Keyhole Cichlid

Cleithracara maronii

The Keyhole Cichlid is a well known and popular fish which makes a good aquarium specimen. The fish are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful fishes and dwarf cichlids. Keyholes will form pairs and raise the young for a considerable length of time. Provide a substrate of sand or fine gravel, plenty of hiding spots and open swimming areas. Some specimens can be particularly timid and easily spooked, but should gain confidence once established.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Cleithracara maroni, Acara maronii, Aequidens maronii | Origin South America; Guyana | Breeding Egg layer; eggs are laid on flat rocks and cared for by parents | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, medium-hard | Natural Habitat Clear water slow moving creeks | Sexing Males anal fin is longer and pointed. Difficult to sex

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