Scientific name: Crenicichla compressiceps
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 7 cm (1.97 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 20°N (142.86 - 357.14ppm)
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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: South America
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Feeding Crenicichla compressiceps can be tricky initially as they are fussy eaters. They will readily accept live foods but will learn to accept frozen as well. Blood worms should only be given twice weekly but brine shrimp can be fed on a regular basis.
South America; Crenicichla compressiceps are found in the fast lowing rapids of Brazil.
Males have darker vertical bands on their caudal fin.
Provide at least a tank of 55 gallons for hosting one breeding pair of these fish. It should have plenty of hiding places including caves in the set up as these are cave spawners. There are not a lot of reports about successful breeding but it is known.
The expected life span for Crenicichla compressiceps is 5-8 years.
Crenicichla compressiceps are aggressive to their own species and may be the same with other bottom dwellers. They can also be nervous with larger aggressive fish so choose their tank mates carefully.
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