TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR AQUARIUM AGAINST HIGH SUMMER TEMPERATURES
Uaru Cichlid (Uaru amphiacanthoides) – Though this may not be one of the most common aquarium species, the Uaru cichlid can thrive in temperatures up to 83°F, or more. This cichlid grows up to 10 inches and it comes from the Amazon River basin. Uaru cichlids are semi-aggressive and can be kept in a large tank with other medium-sized cichlids.
Convict Cichlid (Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus) – The Convict cichlid grows up to 7 inches in length and it can be somewhat aggressive. This species thrives in temperatures up to 80°F or more and can be kept with other cichlids of similar size. This species is particularly easy to breed in the home aquarium as long as they have caves in which to spawn.
Salvini Cichlid (Cichlasoma salvini) – This is not one of the more popular species of cichlid for the home aquarium, but these fish can thrive in temperatures up to 85°F. The Salvini cichlid is known for its bright yellow coloration with large, black blotches running along the lateral line. This species grows up to 6 inches in length and they are fairly aggressive and territorial, particularly during breeding.
Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia multispinosa) – The Rainbow Cichlid grows up to 4 inches in length and can tolerate tank temperatures up to 84°F, or more. This species is named for its colorful appearance and it can sometimes get along with smaller tropical fish. Rainbow cichlids can be fairly territorial during spawning, however, and they require a varied diet to thrive.
Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) – The freshwater angelfish is native to South American swamps and rivers where water temperatures climb as high as 86°F. These fish are very peaceful by nature, but they do have some unique requirements. Their tall fins necessitate an aquarium that is tall rather than long and they prefer planted tanks with plenty of open swimming space. Angelfish are carnivorous as well, so be careful about keeping them with small tankmates.
Discus Fish (Symphosodon aequifasciatus) – These fish are known for their round, disc-like shape and their brilliant colorations. Discus fish are peaceful South American cichlids which are best kept in schools with others of their own kind. These fish are some of the most colorful freshwater fish in the world.
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