Laetacara is a genus of small, peaceful South American cichlids that are somewhat popular aquarium fish. Laetacara curviceps was once highly prized as an aquarium fish but today, more colorful and “exciting” species garner hobbyist attention and Laetacara curviceps is not commonly seen. While they aren’t dramatically colored, they have a subdued beauty and are […]
Dicrossus filamentosus, the Checkerboard cichlid, is a spectacular South American dwarf cichlid. These slender fish with a bold checked pattern are found in the upper Rio Negro and Upper Orinoco in Venezuela, Brazil, and Columbia. They inhabit very soft acid waters and require the same to thrive in the aquarium where they can be kept
Apistogramma geisleri (A58 – A61) is a nondescript Apistogramma species that is rarely found in the American hobby. The few imports that have arrived have not been widely distributed. They are not impressively colored fishes but, they are an interesting and very rare Apisto.