Flag acara – Laetacara curviceps
Species name: Laetacara curviceps
Synonym: Acara curviceps, Aequidens curviceps, Parvacara curviceps
Common Names: Curviceps, Flag Acara, Flag Cichlid
Family: Cichlidae - Cichlids
Order: Perciformes - Perch-like
Class: Actinopterygii - Ray Finned
Max. size: Males to 4", females to 3.5" (10cm)
Origin: South America; Amazon River basin, lower regions of tributaries of the Amazon River
Temperament: Peaceful, can be aggressive when spawning
Company: Does well with most peaceful fish of similar size.
Water parameters: Ph - 5.5 - 7.5, Temp - 72 – 80f F Dh - 5 - 12
Aquarium setup: 20 gallons is sufficient. Good filtration is required.
Feeding: Omnivore. Accepts flakes and pellets, vegetables etc. Does better on live food such as crustaceans, insects, aquatic insects, worms, and insect larvae.
Sexing: Males have longer and more pointed dorsal and anal fins, have more color, and are slightly larger.
Breeding: Pair at very young age, easily breed. Both parents protect the eggs/fry.
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