Dicrossus filamentosus

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Dicrossus filamentosus
Dicrossus filamentosus male.png
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

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

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 captivity[edit]

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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