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Nannacara anomala
Golden dwarf acara
Regan, 1905

Nannacara anomala - Golden dwarf acara - This pair clearly demonstrate the size and colouration differences of each of the sexes
This pair clearly demonstrate the size and colouration differences of each of the sexes
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(Other members of the genus Nannacara)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Nannacara anomala small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Guyana

AQUARIUM CARE: This peaceful cichlid is ideal for a community tank; thy are not aggressive and will accept most foods. Include some planted areas and caves in their tank decor.

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.

Have you bred Nannacara anomala? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Nannacara anomala breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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