Acarichthys heckelii

Common Names: Elusive Cichlid
Heckle's Acara
Thread-finned Acara
Thread-finned Cichlid
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: River; where there is a strong oxygen content
Temperament: Territorial; likes its own space.Only Keep other fish which can stick up for itself.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Keep this fish in a spacious aquaria with easy to defend territories and TOUGH plants.
This fish is undemandig when it comes to water chemistry and will eat just about any food you give it.
6.5 - 7.8
18°C - 28°C
64°F - 82°F
15 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 20cm (7.9")
Female: 20cm (7.9")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: hard to determine. males usually have longer dorsal and anal fins.
Breeding: Pairs breed with little to no difficulty and lay eggs on a flat surface where the female or both parents look after them. (Reports vary on this)
Main Colours: Silver, Black, Blue
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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