Aequidens pallidus – Doublespot Acara

Aequidens pallidus or Doublespot Acara should be kept as a couple. Except during breeding time they are quiet and peaceful.

Description

Aequidens pallidus – Doublespot Acara

Aequidens pallidus or Doublespot Acara should be kept as a couple. Except during breeding time they are quiet and peaceful, sometimes timid fish. They are frightened very quickly and then react with quick changing of colours and panicky swimming. The tank should me set up with enough hiding places. You can do that with plenty of driftwood and plants. The fish is territorial. A frequent changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary.

This species was officially described by Heckel in 1840.

Synonyms: Acara pallidus, Centrarchus vittatus, Aequidens duopunctata, Aequidens duopunctatus

Origin

South America; Brasil – Rio Negro

Diet

The fish is omnivorous. You should feed him with big live or frozen food.

Breeding Aequidens pallidus – Doublespot Acara

Breeding Aequidens pallidus – Doublespot Acara is not easy. The eggs are laid on a flat substrate. The female takes care for the eggs and the male is defending the territory. After three day the eggs hatch and then both parents take care of the fry. After four days the young fish are swimming free. Then you can feed them newly-hatched brine shrimp.

Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

Copyright images

Ersin Ulas – ErsinUlas.com

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