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Aequidens Rivulatus

Silver Saum

Also known as White Edged - Aequidens Rivulatus 

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This is an imposing robust species native to Central America. Best kept in large aquaria with similar sized American Cichlids, Plecostomus etc.

Provide plenty of hiding places as they can be territorial.

More than 225 species, with estimates of 300 species, of cichlids are found throughout South America. An estimated 75% of these inhabit the mighty Amazon River Basin. Cichlids are also found in Central America, where they are well-known for their pugnacious behavior and their stunning colors.

Most of these cichlid are large, thus requiring large tanks. These fish inhabit most types of water ways throughout Central America including lakes, streams, rivers, even underground water sources.

Their colorful appearance, the many different species available, their behavior and their breeding are just some of the reasons the Cichlids are one of the most popular aquarium fish.

Due to their aggressive behavior, the tank for cichlids should be as large as possible, with its length being more critical than its height; meaning the longer the better.

In the Cichlid tank there must be places of refuge. These can be rock caves, large pieces of driftwood or even inverted flowerpots. Most large species of Cichlids will dig up the substrate material, and occasionally will remove plants from the substrate. 

The water temperature should be in the range of 24-28 degrees celsius.

The diet should consist of live and frozen food of all kinds as well a large flake or good nutrition pellet staple. Large specimens can be feed Earthworms, garden Crickets and kitchen leftovers.

More Information
Scientific Name Aequidens Rivulatus
Care Level Moderate
Diet Carnivore
Fish Family Cichlidae
Max. Length (cm) 25
Min. Tank Volume (l) 300
Sociability Aggressive
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