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Dicrossus maculatus

Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

Dicrossus Maculatus are not commonly available in the trade. Sometimes they are mistaken for the more common and popular Dicrossus Filamentosa.

The Spadetailed Checkerboards are an absolutely fascinating species to keep. They are a challenge to breed, requiring such acidic and soft water, but when it does happen it is a very rewarding experience.

Reports maintain that the pH and temperature of the water when conceived, eggs laid, eggs hatched and in the first month of the fry's life c…

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Dicrossus filamentosus

Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

Dicrossus Filamentosa were once part of the Crenicara genus, but now share the Dicrossus genus with Dicrossus Maculata. The two species look similar, but the Maculata lack the lyretailed of the Filamentosa. Some say however, that the Maculata has even more striking body colouration than the already impressive Filamentosa.

These fish aren't impossible to find, but aren't readily available in local fish shops either. They are seen as a challenge to breed, but plenty of breeders have h…

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