Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Cleithracara maronii
The Keyhole Cichlid is a small member of the New World Cichlid family, and is native to the lower Orinoco Basin in Venezuela and to river basins in The Guianas.
The Keyhole Cichlid has a light green body and black fins. It has an irregular dark blotch on its side, which resembles a keyhole.
Unlike many other cichlids, the Keyhole Cichlid is shy and best kept with other fish which are not overly aggressive. The Keyhole Cichlid is a peaceful fish to care for. They are small, docile, shy, and not very demanding. They get along well with other shy, passive species. They may show aggressive behavior while spawning. Due to their passive nature, they can be bullied by aggressive tank mates.
A shy and peaceful disposition makes Keyhole Cichlids ideal for small community tanks. Cleanliness is an important requirement in tank conditions. High filtration levels coupled with soft water conditions makes an ideal environment. Partial water changes are frequently required. A water conditioner is used after each change.
unique charm, Peaceful Cichlid Everybody, gallons community pond
possible spawning locations, Amazon sword plant, dark stripe, caves