Thayeri Dwarf Acara

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Thayeri Dwarf Acara Care Guide

Description: The Thayeri Dwarf Acara, scientifically known as Laetacara thayeri, is a captivating and diminutive species prized for its vibrant colors and peaceful demeanor. With its small size and intricate patterning, this dwarf cichlid adds a delightful touch of character to any aquarium.

Behavior: Thayeri Dwarf Acaras are peaceful and social fish, often found in pairs or small groups swimming near the bottom of the aquarium. They exhibit fascinating territorial and breeding behaviors, making them intriguing subjects for observation.

Tank Requirements: Provide a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and territories for the Thayeri Dwarf Acara to establish its territory. Offer caves, rocks, and plants as potential spawning sites, along with open swimming areas. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a pair of these dwarf cichlids.

Water Parameters: Maintain stable and slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with temperatures ranging from 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) and a pH level between 6.0 to 7.5. Ensure good water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

Diet: Thayeri Dwarf Acaras are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods, including high-quality pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and chopped vegetables. Offer them a varied diet to ensure they receive essential nutrients for growth and health.

Compatibility: Thayeri Dwarf Acaras are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially towards conspecifics or similarly sized tank mates. They are best kept in a species-specific setup or with other small, peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters.

Max Size: 2.5 inches