Laetacara araguaiae

Outside the mating season, Laetacara araguaiae are fairly peaceful, but during the mating season, a territory is fiercely defended.

Description

Laetacara araguaiae

Outside the mating season, Laetacara araguaiae are fairly peaceful, but during the mating season a territory is maintained that is fiercely defended. The aquarium must be equipped with plants, driftwood and roots to create hiding places. Also some flat stones that can serve as an spawning substrate can be used as decoration. A dark substrate and subdued lighting by means of floating plants are greatly appreciated.

This species was first described in 2009 by Ottoni & Costa.

Origin

South America, Rio Verde and Rio Araguaia in central Brazil.

Diet

This species highly prefers live foods and will take some frozen foods. They will have to get used to dry foods like flakes and granules but will not always eat them.

Breeding Laetacara araguaiae

Breeding Laetacara araguaiae is fairly easy with an established couple. It is best to purchase about 6 young fish and to remove the remaining animals as soon as a couple forms. With the right water composition and quality, the animals will spawn. Up to 500 eggs are laid on a flat substrate. Both parents will take care and guard their fry and eggs intensively. After 2 days the eggs hatch and another 5 days later the fry swim free. They can be raised with vinegar eels and newly hatched brine shrimp.

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Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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