Dicrossus filamentosus (Ladiges, 1958)
Chessboard cichlid
Dicrossus filamentosus
photo by Gordon, A.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 8
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the Negro River drainage; Orinoco River basin in from InĂ­rida River in Colombia to Maripa in Venezuela.
Biology:  Aquarium keeping: in pairs; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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