Uaru Cichlid

Uaru is a common name for fish in the Cichlasoma and Astronotus genera, which are both part of the Cichlidae family. These fish are native to South America and are known for their large size and colorful appearance.

Uaru are generally peaceful fish, but they can be territorial and may become aggressive towards other fish that invade their territory. They are best kept in a single-species tank or with other large, peaceful cichlids.

In terms of appearance, Uaru are large fish, reaching a maximum size of about 18 inches (45 cm) in length. They have a deep, laterally compressed body and a distinctive triangular head. Their coloration varies, but it can include shades of green, yellow, orange, and red. They have large, flowing fins that can be transparent or colorful.

Uaru are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, live or frozen foods, and vegetables. They are generally easy to care for and can tolerate a range of water conditions, but they do require a large tank with plenty of space to swim and hide.

Overall, Uaru are a beautiful and peaceful species that make a great addition to a large, peaceful community tank.

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Common Name

Uaru, Triangle Cichlid, Waroo

Scientific Name

Uaru Amphiacanthoides


30cm to 35cm


Amazon River basin


22 – 27 degrees Celsicous 


Omnivore, Eats just about anything from flakes to pellets, they will also take live and frozen and vegetable diet would also be great for them.


Difficult to desex, but females are more plumper during breeding, also the males could have a more rounder head profile, while the females have a flatter.


Uaru are very nice and simple Cichlids and are easy to keep. They grow quickly and can live with many over large peaceful cichlids