Neetroplus nematopus


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Neetroplus nematopus) is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae. It is endemic to riverine habitats on the Atlantic coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Like most Central American cichlids the species is commonly found in hard, alkaline (pH 7.5) water. Its diet consists of algae and plant material which it scrapes from rocks and other hard surfaces in a fashion similar to algal grazing cichlids of Lake Malawi in Africa. Like all cichlids, brood care is highly developed with both parents involved in fry raising. Colouration changes dramatically while breeding.

Diet: Herbivore
Temp: 70-82°F
Hardness: Hard
Fish size: 5.5″
Min tank size: 50 Gallons

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