Acarichthys heckelii


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Offering Acarichthys heckelii (Threadfin Acara).

Native to northern parts of the Amazon basin in Colombia, Peru and Brazil including lower parts of the ríos Putumayo, Trombetas, Negro, Xingu, Tocantins, Capim and Branco River plus the Essequibo drainage in Guyana. It has also been introduced to Singapore and is apparently thriving there.

This species requires 2 – 3 years to reach sexual maturity and in nature exhibits an intriguing spawning strategy whereby females compete for territories and excavate complex, burrow-like substructures from the substrate. These can have several entrances, some of which may be false, and generally consist of a more-or-less vertical main entrance leading to a horizontal tunnel at the end of which is a larger chamber where the eggs are deposited.

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