Scientific Name: Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
Care level: Moderate
As a dwarf cichlid, these are some of the most popular varieties. Their body is a silver, almost blue color, with accents of yellow under their mouths, and red and black edges on all of their fins. Even their eyes are an interesting pattern with yellow and black and white around their eye. These are easy cichlids to care for and are very dasile in most tanks.
Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, South America
Temp 72 - 79
PH 6.5 - 7.5
GH 4 - 12
KH 0 - 10
TDS 250 - 300
As an omnivore it will eat almost any fish food you offer from pellets to bloodworms and frozen brine shrimp. Feed them twice a day to maintain happy fish with vibrant colors.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the fish will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your fish, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Yours!
We feed them twice a day alternating between flake food and sinking pellets, we also provide live black worms for them. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. This tank also has a filter that hangs on the back to provide extra filtration. We also supply them with many hiding places in varying live plants, mosses, malaysian driftwood and large river rocks.