Aequidens tetramerus – Saddle Cichlid
As a youngster Aequidens tetramerus or Saddle Cichlid are rather peaceful, but as an adult they become extremely aggressive. You should keep the fish as a couple. They are very territorial. The tank should be large and have plenty of caves and nooks to hide in. Therefore you use driftwood and stones. A frequent changing of the water is necessary.
Aequidens tetramerus has been officially described by Heckel in 1840.
Synonyms: Acara tetramerus, Cromis uniocellata, Aequidens stollei, Acaronia trimaculata
Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Amazone.
Feeding is not a problem as all types of live and frozen food are taken.
Breeding Aequidens tetramerus – Saddle Cichlid
Breeding Aequidens tetramerus – Saddle Cichlid is easy. Up to 1000 eggs are laid on a flat stone and fertilized. Both parents take care of the fry. The fry can be fed with baby brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
F. Ingemann Hansen – Akvariefotografen.com