Depending on the mood and condition of the fish, a number of dark vertical bands cross the body and a dark diagonal band reaches from the eye across the gill cover. On the best specimens, the dorsal fin is blue with a red and yellow edge, and the rounded edge of the tail is bright red. Females are less intensely colored.
HABITAT: South America.
Compatible: South American Cichlids of similar size, Loaches, Plecos, and scavenger Catfish.
Aquarium Setup: 72-80°F; pH 6.5-8.0; dH 9-20
Size: 2 in (5 cm)