Scientific name: Aequidens patricki
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 13 cm (3.94 - 5.12 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 6.9
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 13°N (53.57 - 232.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Aequidens patricki should accept all foods offered. Quality flake or cichlid pellets should provide the staple diet; treat 2-3 times per week with frozen or live foods like blood worms or brine shrimp.
South America; Aequidens patricki are to be found in the Amazonian Basins.
The adult males will be slightly larger than the females and have extended finnage.
These fish are substrate spawners so provide some flat rocks for them to use as spawning sites. The parenting role will be undertaken by both parents and the eggs should hatch after 2-3 days, When the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Aequidens patricki is 6-8 years.
These fish need to be kept in soft, acidic water. They can be aggressive, especially at spawning times but kept with similar sized tank mates, this will not be a great problem.
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