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Cichlasoma dimerus

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A light brown fish with a distinctive horizontal band that is most pronounced between the eye and a blotch about halfway along the flank. Another blotch occurs on the base of the tail. No reliable sexual characters.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Not commonly traded because of its lack of colours, little is known about its needs or behaviour. Likely to be a territorial and potentially aggressive omnivore, so inclusion in a community tank cannot be recommended without caution.

Family Group: South and Central American Cichlids
Distribution Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay
Temperature 24-26C
Size Around 12 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 7.0