Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid *RARE*
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The Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid (Taeniacara candidi) is an uncommon dwarf cichlid species that is known for its elongated body and spade-shaped tail. This species is regarded by many as possibly the most interesting dwarf cichlid species to keep. As with most dwarf cichlids, males are generally more colorful than females.

The Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid will thrive in an aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of refuge such as clay pots, driftwood, and rock formations. It is an excellent candidate for the planted aquarium, but it also needs a fair amount of open space. This cichlid is sometimes compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Dwarf shrimp and other small, delicate invertebrates should not be kept with the Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid, but more durable, larger shrimp and snails could possibly make good tankmates in a large enough aquarium. If spawning is desired, tankmates of other species should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether.

Name: Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid,
Science Name: taeniacara candidi
Temperament: Peaceful

Max Size: 2.5″
pH: 5.5 – 7.2
Temperature: 74-83F°  (24-28°C)

Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 15 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ / Thrives in groups 6+