Heros efasciatus 'ucayali blue'

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This colorful South American cichlid (family Cichlidae) is found in the Ucayali River which is the main headstream of the Amazon River. Often mistaken with Heros severus. H. efasciatus are substrate-brooders whereas H. severus are mouth-brooder.

Care tips

  • Slow water movement
  • Bog-wood, drift wood, branches and roots
  • Sand substrate
  • Dim lighting
  • Omnivore

Heros efasciatus is also known by Severum.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the two Heros efasciatus 'ucayali blue' that I have kept. They turned out both being females (confirmed).

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Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were probably taken between 2008 and 2009. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

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