Uaru amphiacanthoides

13. September 2010

Extremely beautiful, fully grown specimens of this amazonian species of cichlid reached us now from Brazil. Uaru are peaceful fishes that can be best compared with discus regarding demands on water quality and temperature. However, Uaru are more or less specialized herbivorous fishes.

For our customers: the fish have code 688517 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Uaru: after a term given by indigenous people to a toad. amphiacanthoides: ancient Greek, meaning “similiar to an Amphiacanthus”: Amph(i)acanthus is another genus of fish, the name is nowadays regarded as a synonym of Siganus (rabbit fishes).

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer