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STRIPED DWARF CICH­LID

Sci­en­tific name: Nan­nacara tae­nia Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Nan-a-car-ah tee-nee-ah-tah Size: 5cm Ori­gin: Known only from an area of the Rio To­cantins basin, Brazil Habi­tat: Small streams that are densely planted Tank size: 60x30x30cm Wa­ter con­di­tions: Soft and acidic to neu­tral, 6.0 to 7.0 ph,

hard­ness be­low 10°H Temp: 23-28°C Tem­per­a­ment: Re­served un­til breed­ing,

then ag­gres­sive Feed­ing: Will take dried and frozen foods: flakes, blood­worm, Daph­nia and brineshrimp. Avail­abil­ity and cost: Quite a rare find; from around £4 per fish. We re­cently saw some of John’s own fish for sale at Maiden­head Aquat­ics @ End­sleigh

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