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The Uaru Cichlid is a great addition to any aquarium, as it is a peaceful, territorial fish with an appealing personality. With an adequate tank size of 70 gallons or more and plenty of hiding places, it is easy to provide this species with a comfortable home. Its compatibility with other medium-sized cichlids such as Convicts, Firemouths, and Parrots make it a great community fish. Furthermore, it is rarely aggressive except during spawning, making it a great fish for aquarists of all skill levels. All in all, the Uaru Cichlid is a great choice for any aquarium.
Uaru Cichlid are not difficult to breed and can be a rewarding experience for the hobbyist. With proper care and monitoring, the fry can be successfully reared to adulthood. It is important to remember to keep the water quality high and to feed the fry properly to ensure the survival of the next generation. Additionally, the aquarium should be large enough to accommodate the growing family, as the juveniles will eventually become adults. Furthermore, any unnecessary stress should be avoided in order to promote successful breeding.
Uaru Cichlids are omnivores and will eat a variety of food, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.