Herotilapia multispinosa

"Rainbow Cichlid"


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Herotilapia multispinosa also known as the rainbow cichlid is a Central American freshwater fish of the cichlid family. It is found on the Atlantic slope of Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica from Patuca River (Honduras) south to Matina River (Costa Rica), and on the Pacific slope of Nicaragua and Costa Rica from Guasaule River south to Tempisque River. This species is found in lakes and swamps with muddy bottoms, where it uses its specialized teeth to feed mostly on algae.The rainbow cichlid prefers a pH range of 7.0–8.0, water hardness of 9-20 dGH and a temperature range of 72-82°F.

Diet: Detritivore / Herbivore
Temp: 72-82°F
Hardness: Hard
Fish size:4-5″
Min tank size: 50 Gallons

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