Cockatoo Cichlid

The Cockatoo Cichlid is a semi aggressive, colorful African Cichlid.  They should be kept in larger tanks that are heavily planted and have lots of hiding places.  They are on the peaceful side and shouldn’t be kept with more aggressive cichlids.

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William Kreijkes [CC-BY-SA-3.0]

Category: New World Cichlid

Common Names: Cockatoo Cichlid

Scientific Name: Apistogramma cacatuoides

Family: Cichlidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Max Size: 4 Inches

Temperature: 76-86 F

pH: 5.5-7.0

Tank Level: Bottom to Middle

Colors: Orange, Tan, Black, Red

Diet: Carnivore

Breeding: Difficult

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Waylah [CC-BY-SA-3.0]