Keyhole Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Cleithracara maronii
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
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Keyhole Cichlid Cleithracara maronii
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Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii)

Keyhole Cichlid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Keyhole 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 Keyhole Cichlid is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Keyhole Cichlid Facts

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