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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


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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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