Canara Pearlspot Cichlid (Etroplus canarensis)

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Canara Pearlspot Cichlid

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Canara Pearlspot Cichlid

Etroplus canarensis

151 Litres (40 US G.)

10.2-20.3cm (4-8 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Canara Pearlspot Cichlid, Banded Chromide


Origin

Asia: South Karnataka, India.

Sexing

Males are larger and more heavily built than females.

Tank compatibility

Generally peaceful except if a pair decides to spawn. Best kept in a group of at least 7-8 in a large tank. Can be kept with shoaling fish too large to eat such as Devario malabaricus.

Diet

Should eat a variety of foods including bloodworm and artemia. Should also be offered vegetable material such as spirulina.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This Chromide is happiest in a freshwater set up than brackish. They prefer a set up to resemble a flowing stream with a variably sized rocky substrate. They are sensitive to water quality so should only be introduced to mature set ups.

Behaviour

Generally peaceful except if spawning.

Identification

An oval shaped fish. The body is cream-yellow in colour with several vertical dark bands running down the flanks but not around the belly.

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