10-04-2012, 03:08 PM
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Dicrossus maculatus photos
This past weekend I brought home a pair of Dicrossus Maculatus, or Checkerboard Cichlids. The shots were taken on their second day so they will likely color up a bit more. And the female will be less camera shy as time goes on, likely. ;) They are pretty little fish, and longer (vs. wider) than the other SA dwarves. They also swim in small little bursts - swim, pause, swim, pause, swim, pause. They seemed to acclimate and become comfortable almost immediately. They go all over the tank and peck around at the leaves and algae looking for tidbits.
Excuse the tank - I went on a 3-week trip (no tank cleaning, just a friend feeding them), and then was back for 2 weeks and then had knee surgery, so there's some algae on the glass and during that time black brush algae decided to come say hi. So I need to do some more cleaning up of the tank now and replace a few plants.
Here is the female. She's about 1.5-2"
And the male is 2-2.5"
If anyone else has had these guys, I'd love to hear about your experiences with them.