Found throughout the Amazon River basin. While they are considered cichlids, they are not near as aggressive as other common cichlid species. These fish are extremely popular due to their unique body shape and come in many different colors and patterns.
Perfect water quality and a tank of 30 gallons or more are a requirement. This fish is not recommended for beginners.
Scientific Name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Origin: South America
Lifespan: 10+ years
Max Size: 6 inches
Food: Flake, live, frozen