A beautiful and peaceful medium-sized cichlid, the Cupid Cichlid is found throughout much of the middle Amazon basin and its tributaries. A social species, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species. They occur in various color forms throughout their range, with the fish found in the lower and middle Rio Nanay in Peru exhibiting a vivid red blush through the face and body. A relative of the eartheaters, they will sift through sand looking for food particles and are generally planted tank safe.
Nanay Red Cupido Cichlid (Biotodoma cupido ‘Nanay red’)
Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most frozen and sinking prepared foods.
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards conspecifics and tankmates. May be slightly territorial, especially if spawning.