Filter-Feeding Cichlid (Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis)

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Filter-Feeding Cichlid

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Filter-Feeding Cichlid

Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis

Challenging

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

[[Minimum temperature::23 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::27 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

10-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Additional names

Filter-Feeding Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Chaetobranchus orbicularis, Chaetobranchopsis bitaeniatus


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

This fish, despite a large mouth, requires small foods and is effectively a filter-feeder. Is unlikely to wean on to dry prepared foods and should therefore be fed small live foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia, may accept these as frozen also.

Feeding regime

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Behaviour

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