Keyhole cichlid

Keyhole cichlid

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Rough purchase size 3-4cm.

The Keyhole Cichlid is a favorite among cichlid enthusiasts. With a light green body and black fins, this specimen offers glimpses of contrast as it swims amongst the rocks or plants. In addition, these fish are generally hardy. Originally from South America, Keyhole Cichlids retain a more peaceful demeanor than many of their Cichlidae counterparts. Most seldom burrow into the substrate or damage plants and prefer to hide amongst the rocks or plant roots instead of fight if challenged by other aquarium inhabitants.In the wild, Keyhole Cichlids inhabit small creeks in coastal zones, often with clear water, lower currents, and ripe with fallen and decaying trees and debris. In the home aquarium, house them in aquariums of 30 gallons or more. They prefer substrates of fine gravel or sand and require open swimming areas with easy access to hiding locations among rocks and plants.