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Scientific Name: Caquetaia kraussii
Pronunciation: k
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Geo. Origin: Atrato & Magdalena basins in Columbia. Maracaibo basin & the Ca
Habitat: Adjacent to nearshore vegitation
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Substrate Spawner
Temperament: Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 12"
Temperature: 80°F
pH: < 7
Water Hardness: Soft
Difficulty: 2


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Females reach a maximum size of 8". As bi-parental substrate spawners, they can have as many as 1500 eggs. In the wild, as fry, they begin feeding on plankton, then move on to benthic invertebrates and finally so small midwater fishes. In the aquarium, they are constantly "begging" for food.
 
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