Dicrossus filamentosus

Dicrossus filamentosus is a species of dwarf cichlid fish. It occurs in the Rio Negro and Orinoco basins of Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.[1]

Dicrossus filamentosus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Dicrossus
D. filamentosus
Binomial name
Dicrossus filamentosus
(Ladiges, 1958)

Crenicara filamentosa
Dicrossus filamentosa

These fish lays eggs on leaves or directly on the substrate. The female takes care of the fry alone, since it chases the male away after laying. The eggs hatch 3 days later.

In captivityEdit

This omnivorous fish is better kept in temperatures between 24 - 29, pH 4 – 6,8 and dH between 5 - 8. The tank should have a capacity of at least 60 litres, with plenty hiding spaces.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Dicrossus filamentosus" in FishBase. April 2011 version.

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