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Buckelkopf Cichlid behavior

5 years 2 months ago #36137 by forumadmin
See my article on them here:
www.gcca.net/art-pics/cichlid-profiles-l...-laetacara-araguaiae

I got my fish from Mario, too, but I found them to be a little chippy, but they do hide a lot.

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5 years 2 months ago #36122 by Midknight
-- I agree with both IndecisiveCichlidKeeper and keltonsports. I had a group of either 6 or 8 that I received from club member and super breeder, Mario. They were always out in the open. They were also quite amiable toward one another. I did have a couple pair off and become somewhat aggressive toward the others, but even in a 10 gallon aquarium they were not overly mean. I did separate out the breeders to be safe.
-- I would like to add that this is one of those species that you have to keep to appreciate, as are many fish. Their behavior and subtle colors were a joy to behold.

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5 years 2 months ago #36121 by IndecisiveCichlidKeeper
From my experience with Laetecara, I'd agree with the poster above, I always kept them in trios or groups of 4-5 and found them to be a very visually present species. Not your real active swimmers but tended to be out in the open a lot for you to see them except when breeding of course. .

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5 years 2 months ago #36117 by keltonsports
I had them for about a year too, but I had a group of 5 with an other group of 5 electric blue acara. They all swam around together. Maybe he is just lonely.

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5 years 2 months ago #36116 by henry
I've had a Buckelkopf (Laetacara Araguaie) Cichlid for over a year. It's fine, but very shy. Even with other fish swimming around (all of which are smaller), it spends most of it's time hiding in the plants or cave. The doorway of the room is a good distance from the tank, but it can see me enter even from that distance and dives into the plants. Has anyone else kept these fish and noticed the same shyness?

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