Keyhole Cichlid Profile

Keyhole Cichlid

Common name: Keyhole cichlid

Scientific name: Cleithracara maronii

Type of fish: Cichlid

Origin: South America

Level of difficulty: Advanced

Max size: 3 inches

Growth Rate: Slow

Minimum tank size: 20 gallons

Diet: omnivore

pH: 6-7

Hardiness: Sensitive

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Tankmates: community fish like tetras, livebearers, gouramis, barbs, and peaceful dwarf cichlids, Corydoras catfishes

Sexing: Males have longer and more pointed dorsal fins.

Notes: I have found Keyhole cichlids to be very weak when facing aggression. Every time I had to pull this fish out and put him in his own tank because he would struggle greatly when another fish showed aggression towards him.