Aequidens diadema can reach a length of about 20 centimeters. The common name for Aequidens diadema is Royal Acara Cichlid.
Rio Negro, Brazil, Venezuela.
Aequidens diadema requires an aquarium of at least 1.80 meters. Decorate the tank with sturdy plants, driftwood and rocks so that sufficient hiding places are created. The substrate may consist of sand or fine gravel. Not too many requirements are placed on the water values.
Temperature: 23-28 Celsius.
This species is omnivorous, feed them with protein-rich live or frozen food.
It is a fairly calm and peaceful fish that forms a territory. It is best to keep this species as a couple. They can be kept together with other calm fish as they can be quite shy.
Breeding Aequidens diadema
Breeding Aequidens diadema is quite simple, 200 to 300 eggs are laid on a flat stone and fertilized. After 2 days the eggs hatch and the young are taken into the mouth of both parents where they are further hatched. After about 8 days the fry swim around freely but are taken back in the mouth in case of danger. The fry can be raised with brine shrimp nauplii.
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