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Checkerboard Cichlid

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Style: Single Fish

Checkerboard Cichlid

Description:

The Checkerboard Cichlid, scientifically known as Dicrossus filamentosus, is a small and beautifully patterned freshwater fish native to the Amazon Basin. Renowned for its striking checkerboard pattern and peaceful demeanor, it makes a captivating addition to any planted aquarium, appealing to both novice and experienced aquarists alike.

Features:

  • Elegant checkerboard pattern across its body, with varying shades of brown, black, and white
  • Long filamentous extensions on the tail fin, especially pronounced in males
  • Generally peaceful and shy, thriving in a well-planted tank with plenty of hiding spots
  • Small size, reaching up to about 3 inches in length

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons, with soft, acidic water conditions to mimic their natural habitat
  • Water Parameters: pH 5.0-7.0, soft water with a low to moderate flow
  • Temperature: 24-28°C (75-82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; prefers a varied diet of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live/frozen foods
  • Compatibility: Best kept with other peaceful species of similar size; ideal for community tanks focused on South American fauna