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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Rainbow Cichlid

Rainbow Cichlid

Scientific Name: Archocentrus multispinosus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Central America

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Herotilapia multispinosa, Heros multispinosus,



Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 26 ℃

pH: 7 - 7.5

GH: 5 - 15

Max size: 10 cm

Min Tank size: 100 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



Rainbow Cichlid have bright orange base color with variable black markings along the length of the body. Fins - excluding pectorals - are edged in bright blue. The fish can quickly change colors according to mood. They have orange eyes.



Feed a high quality cichlid pellet as staple and vary often with frozen and livefoods. Will especially appreciate brineshrimp. Vegetable/spirulina flakes or similar will also be accepted.



Best spawned is a separate breeding tank. A spawning site will be cleaned, usually a bit of smooth-surfaced rock. Slate is ideal for this purpose. The female will lay the eggs, then the male will move in to fertilise them. Both parents will then fan the eggs with their pelvic fins to provide oxygenated water to the eggs. Eggs can take upto 2 days to hatch (at this point they may be moved into other designated spawning pits), and up to a week later the fry will be free swimming.


Compatible with

A peaceful cichlid, especially by Central American standards, which will appreciate tankmates of a similar disposition. Tetras barbs and other smaller peaceful cichlids can all be considered. Small plecs and doradids make suitable bottom-dwellers.



Sexual Dimorphism: Can be difficult to distinguish. Male is likely to have more pointed dorsal and anal fins.