Cupid Cichlid



Scientific Name: Biotodoma cupido
Geographical Range:

Western Guyana

Habitat: Slow moving, wide parts of clear rivers.
Diet in the Wild: Live; insect larvae, crustaceans, Tubifex, flakes, pellets.
Conservation Status:
Location in the Zoo:
Physical Description: They are about 14 cm. in length, although they are usually smaller. Different color varieties exist, coloration changes from orange, to yellow, to green, to blue, and purple near the fin. Some have common variations of gray black. males have blue iriddescent lines on cheeks, and the females have spots. Social Organization:: Solitary,
Special Adaptations: The cupid cichlid is sensitive to a change in water condition and water pollutants, they are delicate fish. Have an aggressive behavior, and pairing of the same species could lead to injury

or death of one. The cupid cichlid is an unpredictable fish.

Reproductive Behavior: The female fish lays about 100 eggs that the male guards, but the female cares for the eggs. The fry are not easy to raise, yet the parents continue to care for the young. The Animal at the Zoo:

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