Hypselecara temporalis

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This beautifully colored South American cichlid (family Cichlidae) is native to Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.

Care tips

  • Prefers warmer temperatures
  • Bog-wood, drift wood, branches and roots
  • Sand substrate
  • Dim lighting
  • Usually peaceful
  • Omnivore

Hypselecara temporalis is also known by Emerald cichlid and Chocolate cichlid. Synonym to Cichlasoma temporalis.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the group of eight or so individuals (eventually consisting of three pairs) that I cared for with successful breeding attempts.

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