Filter-Feeding Cichlid (Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis)

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Filter-Feeding Cichlid

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Filter-Feeding Cichlid

Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

11.9-15.2cm (4.7-6 ")




6.5 - 7.2

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

10-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Filter-Feeding Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Chaetobranchus orbicularis, Chaetobranchopsis bitaeniatus

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish, despite a large mouth, requires small foods and is effectively a filter-feeder. Is unlikely to wean on to dry prepared foods and should therefore be fed small live foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia, may accept these as frozen also.

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