Uaru Tropical Fish Information

Uaru amphiacanthoides
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 20cm
Max size 25cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 2
Temp Min: 25℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, vegetable, live foods; plant matter is important
pH Range 5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Uaru amphiacanthoides
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Uaru (Uaru amphiacanthoides)

Uaru Tropical Fish Learn all about the Uaru'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 Uaru is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Uaru is a large peaceful soft water cichlid with plenty of character. The fish prefers to be kept in groups and will need some plant matter in its diet, occasional suppliments of live or frozen foods are also beneficial. Uaru's are peaceful fish but males can become territorial during spawning. Provide hiding spots amongst rocks and wood, dark areas, and a few hardy plants. The fish will adapt to moderately hard water but is best kept in soft-medium conditions. Suitable tankmates include Angelfish, Discus, and Festive Cichlids

Uaru Facts

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Pomotis fasciatus, Uaru obscurum, U. imperialis, Acara imperialis | Other names Waroo, Triangle Cichlid, Chocolate Cichlid | Origin South America; Amazon | Breeding Egg layer; eggs are laid on flat surfaces, young feed from the parents mucus | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-7, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Clear vegetated streams | Sexing Difficult to sex unless in breeding condition

Uaru Help and Advice

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