|Common Names:||Keyhole Cichlid|
|Distribution:||America - South; Guyana, South America.|
|Main Ecosystem:||Delta; Delta|
|Temperament:||Timid; Quite peaceful. Timid.
|Care:||Feed with flakes. A few hiding places are recommended, as well as surface vegetation to dim the light.
|Potential Size:||Male: 10.16cm (4")
Female: 10.16cm (4")
|Water Region:||Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom|
|Gender:||Mature males have longer, pointed anal and dorsal fins.
|Breeding:||Use pH of 6.5 and a higher temperature of 25-27°C. The eggs are laid on large flat rocks. Do not remove them after spawning as most are excellent parents. With appropriate pairs, Keyhole Cichlids are not hard to breed.
|Comments:||Can be very timid at times, so much so that they will not eat until they become re-accustomed to their surroundings. This fish gets it nickname from the large spot on its flank or side. The original species collected, had this large spot as well as a black mark extending downward from the spot. Many you find today for sale, will also have this marking. It gives the appearance of an old fashion like key hole.
|Main Colours:||Grey, Black|
|Markings:||Striped And Spotted|