Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus is a rather peaceful fish which becomes only slightly aggressive during the mating season. A territory is then arranged and in the floor is turned up. It is wise to anchor plants firmly. The fish can be kept the bests as a couple. The aquarium should be set up with firm plants, and driftwood. Also use some flat stones.
Synoniemen: Acara coeruleopunctata, Aequidens coeruleopunctatus, Andinoacara coeruleopunctata.
Equador, Panama, Costa Rica.
It is an easy omnivorous fish without certain preferences. They feed on large water insectlarvae. They also accept dry and frozen food.
Breeding Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus
Breeding Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus is rather easy. A very large number of eggs are laid on a fixed substrate ( e.g. a flat stone). Both parents care for their eggs en young until they are swimming free for about a week. You can feed the fry with newly-hatched brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquvisie