Red Chromide Cichlid —– Etroplus maculatus——- Etroplus maculatus Scientific Name(s): Etroplus maculatus, Chaetodon maculatus Common Name(s): Orange Chromide, Red Chromide Family: Cichlidae Species Type: Asian Cichlids Maximum Size: 3.5 inches Life Span: 8 years Natural Habitat: Asian brackish water rivers and lagoons (India and Sri Lanka) Description The Orange Chromide found in Asian brackish water rivers and Lagoons. The Orange Chromide is maybe the only cichlid that is truly brackish water cichlid. If kept in freshwater the Orange Chromide will lose their appetite, their colors will fade And they will be prone to diseases. The Orange Chromide or by its scientific name Etroplus maculatus has two common color variations, the original orange strain, and a golden strain. Food Carnivore, will accept commercial food such as flakes and pellets, it is essential to provide meaty food, live or frozen food will be ideal for the Orange Chromide Breeding In the breeding season these fish are shiny yellow.
Red Chromide Cichlid
Higher temperatures (30 C) will induce a couple to breed, they generally lay their eggs on plants or on vertical rocks. The eggs hatch after 4-7 days, Both parents guard the eggs and fry. Compatible with A peaceful cichlid that is ideal for the brackish community. Good tankmates include Parambassis sp., smaller gobies, halfbeaks, and salt-tolerant livebearers. Do not keep it with aggressive or boisterous species.
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