Flag Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Laetacara curviceps
Flag Cichlid
Behaviour Peaceful, territorial during spawning
Typical size 6cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Flag Cichlid Laetacara curviceps
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Flag Cichlid (Laetacara curviceps)

Flag Cichlid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Flag Cichlid's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Flag Cichlid is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Flag Cichlid is a relatively peaceful dwarf cichlid which can be kept in a community aquarium. Pairs will become territorial during breeding, although this is normally directed towards other Flag cichlids. Provide caves and areas to hide and ideally, some vegetation. Good water quality is required for long term health and regular small water changes will benefit the fish. A few naturally occuring colour variations are available.

Flag Cichlid Facts

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Acara curviceps, Aequidens curviceps, Parvacara curviceps | Other names Flag Acara | Origin South America; Amazon River Basin | Breeding Spawns on flat rocks or wood, females care for brood | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-7.5, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Quiet streams with cover | Sexing Males are larger with longer and more pointed dorsal and anal fins



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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Flag Cichlid information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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