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Nannacara anomala
Golden dwarf acara
breeding notes

BREEDING: Breeding the Nannacara anomala is relatively simple. Well feed fish breed readily; spawning in a cave (an overturned terracotta flower pot works well). The male fish will guard the territory whilst the female tends the fry.

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This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

2 breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

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Would Nannacara anomala be a good addition to a community tank?
  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Nannacara anomala?
  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Nannacara anomala? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Nannacara anomala to keep and breed?
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Nannacara anomala?
  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful

Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Slightly timid Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Easy
Sucess: AverageYears Experience: 1
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 18th December 2012Breeding date: 2012
Breeder: Location:

Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Slightly timid Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Other (see below)Breeding problems:
Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Easy
Sucess: AverageYears Experience: 4
Other Comments: Nannacara anomala spawn routinely in the community tank. However, if left unchecked, the fry will be eaten by other fish, specially when the mother is young. I'd suggest raising the fry in a separate tank. This tank should have some leaf litter and moss to feed the fry in the first days. After that they should be fed with Liquifry or similar.
Date this record created: 12th January 2012Breeding date: 2011
Breeder: Location:

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