|Checkerboard cichlids are a torpedo shape cichlid that have a distinguish checkered pattern on their body, this is also where their name derived from. They are peaceful and easy to keep cichlid and can be kept with other American cichlids and other species such as Silver Dollars, Barbs, Sharks and Angels.
|Checkerboard Cichlid, Checkerboard Lyretail, Chessboard Cichlid,
|Crenicara Filamentosa, Cremocara Filamentosus, Dicrossus Filamentosa
|South American Streams and Rivers
|23 to 25 degrees
|Carnivorous, Can take pellets, Granules and Flakes, but thrive more on frozen to live food.
|Males tend to be larger and have more coloration then the females.