Laetacara araguaiae. Photo by Frank M. Greco (CC BY 3.0)
A diagnoses of Laetacara species has been published in Vertebrate Zoology authored by Felipe Polivanov Ottoni. This latest article attempts to unify all prior descriptions and modifications of known species of Laetacara.
If you are looking for the latest information on the different Laetacara species, this article includes distribution information, pictures, and new information about the genus. There are seven described species of Laetacara, and most are available in the hobby. These dwarf cichlids range between 2 and 4 inches in length. Laetacara are monogamous, substrate spawners found in South American waters. To discuss these species visit the South American Cichlids forum.