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A classic and very peaceful cichlid

Written on 27-12-2021 23:39 by cab

I bought a small group of key hole ciclids, when I visited "Akvariehulen" i Frederikshavn. My first impression is of a rather shy cichlid and not a very colorful one either. It is peaceful and doesn't dig too much, so for a cichlid it is reasonably easy to keep. It ate most foods and is also said to be easy to breed, but that part I haven't seen in my own tank. One reason why I haven't seen any attempt of spawning might be that my fishes are too young, that might also explain why they have quite dampened colours.

The method that usually works, is to keep a group of 4 to 6 fish and let them grow and form one or more pairs. When they have paired, the spawning will soon follow and a pair of ciclids seem to stay together, and can produce several batches.


Faktatabel
Category

Fisk

Type

Cichlide, Amerika

Length

10-15cm

Comment

Nøglehulscichliden er en fredelig fisk der kan gå sammen med stort set alle selskabsfisk.

Genus

Cichlidae

Trade name

Nøglehulscichlide

Origin

Sydamerika

Tank size

128 liter

Breeding

Fritleger

Brood size

300-400


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