Riverpark Aquatics

Golden-eyed Dwarf Cichlid (Nannacara anomala)

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Our Guide To Keeping Golden-eyed Dwarf Cichlid Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Nannacara anomala
    • Common name: Golden-eyed Dwarf Cichlid
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: South America, Amazon River Basin
    • Adult length: 6-7 cm
    • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a tank with plenty of hiding spots such as caves, rocks, and driftwood.
    • Include plants like Java moss, Amazon swords, and Vallisneria to create natural barriers and territories.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
    • Keep the water temperature between 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Use a gentle filtration system to ensure water quality without causing strong currents.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer a varied diet including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects.
    • Feed small portions multiple times a day to mimic their natural feeding habits.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Compatible with peaceful community fish such as tetras, rasboras, dwarf corydoras, and small peaceful catfish species.
    • Avoid aggressive or territorial fish that may intimidate the Golden-eyed Dwarf Cichlid.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Golden-eyed Dwarf Cichlids are peaceful but may show territorial behavior, especially during breeding.
    • They form monogamous pairs and can be kept in a pair or small group in a suitable tank setup.

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