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Archocentrus nanoluteus

Archocentrus nanoluteus

Scientific name: Archocentrus nanoluteus

Common name: N/A

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7.1 - 8.1

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 11 - 28°N (196.43 - 500ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Central America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Archocentrus nanoluteus will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or cichlid pellets for the staple diet and also give these fish treats of live or frozen foods twice a week. Brine shrimp and blood worms are ideal. To provide vegetable matter add shell peas or spinach to the tank.


Central America.


Males will be larger than the females and may develop a nuchal hump. The females will display a black circle on their dorsal fin.


Add some upturned terracotta plant pots to the breeding tank, these will provide potential spawning sites. The female will clean the chosen site and lay her eggs on the underside of the roof. When the eggs have been fertilised, the male will guard the territory while the female tends the brood. The eggs should hatch after 4 days and a few days later the fry will be free swimming. At this point they will accept newly hatched brine shrimp to eat.


The expected life span for Archocentrus nanoluteus is 10 years.

Short description

This species of cichlid is classed as peaceful and should not be kept with boisterous tank mates. Archocentrus nanoluteus demand high water quality with excellent filtration.


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