Aequidens metae
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Aequidens metae

Common Names: Twin Spot Flag Cichlid
Yellow Acara
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - South; Columbia, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes and pellets. Should only be kept in a single species aquarium or with other slow moving, peaceful fish. Hiding places among plants and driftwood are recommended.
5 - 6
24°C - 30°C
75°F - 86°F
1 dH - 3 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Very difficult to tell at smaller sizes. Males grow slightly larger, while mature females are fatter. Males will also develope longer dorsal and anal fin rays as they become larger. While the females will have more rounder anal and dorsal fins.
Breeding: Difficult. Try lowering the water level and slightly raising the temperature when introducing new water. A large, flat rock is recommended to be placed on the bottom in the middle of a large swimming area.
Comments: Easy to keep though not readily available.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
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