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Cupid Cichlid Geophagus cupido Biotodoma cupido

Category: Cichlids - South American - Miscellaneous

Size: 6-7cm

Price: £19.95 each

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Stock: 6 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
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Size: 6-7cm

Biotodoma cupido (Cupid Cichlid, Geophagus cupido)

In good condition this is a beautiful fish, but juveniles are not particularly attractive. When cared for properly, the adults are basically grey-pink with blue markings on the face, but the range of colours shown on the flanks and fins spans the entire rainbow. These fish are exceptionally sensitive to poor water quality, particularly dissolved nitrogenous compounds, and under such conditions their colours become rather weak or muddy. There are no reliable sex differences.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Inhabits slow moving rivers feeding on benthic invertebrates, algae, and general organic detritus. Keep in a tank with a sandy substrate to observe the earth-eating behaviour. Not a fussy feeder, and will accept most small prepared and frozen foods. Providing adequate algae and crustaceans in the diet seems to be important if the fish is to develop its optimal colouration.

Although tolerant of a wide range of water chemistry values, these fish are somewhat delicate in terms of basic care, and can only be kept in a mature, well filtered aquarium. Large, regular water changes are essential.

Belligerent and territorial, this species is best maintained alone or with midwater tankmates such as characins and barbs. Breeding is uncommon in aquaria, but the species is known to be open spawners. The female cares for the eggs and fry, while the male defends the territory.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana, Peru
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Typically 10-12 cm, though sometimes a little larger
Water Parameters Adaptable; avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0