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Laetacara Fulvipinnis, commonly known as the Flag Cichlid, is a captivating freshwater fish originating from South America. Recognized for its vibrant colors and striking fin extensions, this species adds a lively touch to aquariums. With a peaceful temperament, it is well-suited for community tanks, although territorial behavior may surface during breeding.
Temperature: Laetacara Fulvipinnis thrives in aquariums with a temperature range between 75°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is essential for their well-being.
Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 30 gallons (113 liters) to accommodate Laetacara Fulvipinnis comfortably. A larger tank allows for a more natural environment and behavior.
Feeding Habits: Laetacara Fulvipinnis is an omnivorous species. Their diet should include a variety of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. A balanced diet contributes to their overall health and coloration.
Habitat Preference: Originating from South America, Laetacara Fulvipinnis prefers aquariums with a mix of open swimming space and hiding spots. Provide plants, rocks, and driftwood to mimic their natural habitat.
Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 to replicate the conditions of their native environment.
Behavior: Laetacara Fulvipinnis is known for its peaceful temperament. They may become territorial during breeding, but in general, they are suitable for community tanks with other non-aggressive fish.
While not strictly shoaling, Laetacara Fulvipinnis tends to be more comfortable and less stressed when kept in groups of three or more individuals. They appreciate the presence of their own kind.
Color and Other Details: These fish exhibit beautiful colors, with males often displaying more vibrant hues during breeding. The body features a mix of blue, green, and red shades, with distinct markings and fin extensions, especially in males.
Remember to monitor water quality regularly, provide proper filtration, and offer a well-balanced diet to ensure the health and vitality of Laetacara Fulvipinnis. Additionally, provide adequate hiding spots and suitable tank mates to create an environment where they can display their natural behaviors.
Species TypeDwarf Cichlid
Minimum Tank Size30 Gallons
Water pH LevelAcidic, Neutral
Habitat PreferencePlanted Tanks, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood
BehaviourSemi-aggressive, Community Fish
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