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Scientific Name: Astatheros robertsoni
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Pronunciation: r
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Common Name(s): Blue Sifter, Roberts Cichlid
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Geo. Origin: South Mexico to Guatemala
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Substrate Spawner
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Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 10"
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Temperature: 75 - 78°F
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pH: 7.2 - 8.0
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 2
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This substrate sifting cichlid is a good candidate for stocking in mildly aggressive, community tanks. Mature males will show a bit more blue 'spangling' iridescence than the females, and have longer, trailing anal and dorsal fins. Keep individuals or established/compatible pairs of the Blue Sifter in the aquarium. Sand substrates will certainly be appreciated. Be careful - this cichlid does NOT tolerate other, non-paired members of it's own species very well, unless stocked in very large, 300 gallon (or larger) sized tanks.
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