Super Orange Aequidens Cichlid (Aequidens superomaculatum)


The Super Orange Aequidens is a medium growing and vibrantly colored cichlid that was only described scientifically as recently as 2015. In the wild, it inhabits warm, blackwater shallows in the Rio Inirida and Casiquiare, the channel that connects the Rios Negro and Orinoco along the Colombia/Venezuela/Brazil border.  A hardy and colorful fish, they are relatively peaceful cichlids that will do best with other similarly sized cichlids or dither species like silver dollars or other large characins. They make a great addition to a large cichlid community aquarium.


Super Orange Aequidens Cichlid (Aequidens superomaculatum)

Origin: Wild Colombia/Venezuela
Locale: Rio Casiquiare
Diet: Omnivore and predator, they feed on insects, crustaceans, and smaller fish in the wild. Will accept most frozen and sinking prepared foods.
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons+
Compatibility: Relatively peaceful for a cichlid but may spar with other similar tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.2 – 7.2
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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