Festive Cichlid Tropical Fish InformationMesonauta festivus
Behaviour Peaceful, timid, territorial, pair forming
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live, vegetable foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Festive Cichlid (Mesonauta festivus)
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The Festive Cichlid may not be as colourful as many other aquarium fish but being a cichlid, has plenty of personality and will soon grow on those who observe it. Festive Cichlids should be mixed with care, on the one hand they are timid and easily frightened fish whilst on the other they will grow to a reasonable size and can become territorial and even aggressive when breeding. Good tank mates would include robust fish of a similar size that are also relatively peaceful. Festive Cichlids should be kept in aquariums with plenty of hiding spots amongst rocks, wood, or plants and good water quality. A varied diet will improve overall health.
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