Cutter's Cichlid (Archocentrus septemfasciatus)

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Cutter's Cichlid

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Cutter's Cichlid

Archocentrus septemfasciatus

95 Litres (25 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

21 -27 °C (69.8-80.6°F)

8-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Cichlidae



Additional names

Cutter's Cichlid, Copper Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma septemfasciatum


Origin

Sexing

Mature males are larger and more brightly coloured, mature females have a dark spot on the dorsal fin and her lower back end will turn black with a large copper spot during spawning.

Tank compatibility

An aggressive fish, keep with robust similar sized Central American Cichlids or top-dwelling medium sized fish only.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp, will also take blanched vegetables and spirulina.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Provide a spacious well-filtered tank with rock and bogwood decor with caves provided for spawning. This fish will uproot live plants.

Behaviour

An aggressive fish, especially during spawning.

Identification

An attractive oval-shaped cichlid with a large round black spot in the middle of the flanks. Can hybridise with Archocentrus myrnae.

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