This beautiful and peaceful, somewhat reserved cichlid comes from Venezuela. It was collected in the Rio Ventuari, at a place where the river has to avoid the mountain Moriche. Mount Moriche is 1216 m high. Aequidens sp. Ventuari/Moriche is undoubtedly closely related to A. metae and becomes about 20 cm long. They are open breeders with a biparental family. The female gets a dark head in excitement, while the male’s orange zones behind the head and in the back area intensify.
For our customers: the animals have code 606423 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
We received this extraordinary and beautiful sport of Acarichthys heckelii from Taiwan. A. heckelii is a comparatively large species of cichlid that can attain over the years a total length of more than 20 cm. And the fish becomes more and more beautiful with every year! The species is very peaceful. Aquarium maintenance is comparable with Geophagus or the Ram, but A. heckelii is much less demanding in respect of the water chemistry. A. heckelii is a cave brooder that can be quite productive.
For our customers: the fish have code 601043 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos. Frank Schäfer