Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus)

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Remarks: Checkerboard Cichlids (Dicrossus filamentosus) prefer very soft and acidic conditions and require them to reproduce successfully. They are perfect for blackwater community tanks with sandy substrates, small characins acting as dithers, and plenty of cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and leaf litter. Males have longer, more colorful fins than females. 

Scientific Name: Dicrossus filamentosus

Common Name: Checkerboard Cichlid

Max Size: 4"

pH: 5.0-7.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Dwarf cichlids, schooling fish, catfish.

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