Acaronia nassa


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SKU: Basket Mouth Acara WILD (A. nassa) MD Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Native to South America, specifically found in the upper Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru.

Diet: Omnivorous; feed a varied diet including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. Also, appreciates vegetable matter in its diet.

Average Adult Size: 6-8 inches (15-20 centimeters)

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons for a small group; larger tanks are recommended for a community setup.

Temperament: Semi-aggressive; can be territorial, especially during breeding. Best kept in a species tank or with other robust, similarly-sized cichlids.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.0-7.5
Temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm

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