The Heckelii Cichlid (also known as the Acarichthys Heckelii) has been described by zoologists to be one of the classic examples of a single genus. The Heckelii Cichlid is perceived by most experts to be the linking bridge that connects Geophagus and Aequidens. That said, the Heckelii Cichlid is another fish that would make a great add to your collection. The Heckelii Cichlid which has been said to be a more of a cave brooder typically reaches sexual maturing in about two or three years. They originate from the Amazon River system and are found in areas that are flooded with gently flowing waters. They are mildly aggressive and should be kept away from peaceful fishes during feeding as they would cause other less aggressive fishes to starve. Water specifications for the Heckelii Cichlid include a soft water hardness, a pH range from 6.0 to 7.0, although research has proven that they can thrive well in waters with pH ranging up to 7.5. The temperature of their habitat is not to exceed 30 °C so that they can spawn well. Their diet includes all basic fish foods like pellet feeds, live and frozen flakes.
Hosting the Heckelii Cichlid requires some level of experience, they are not ideal for beginners