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Aequidens hoehnei

Aequidens hoehnei
Aequidens hoehnei
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Aequidens hoehnei is small sized fish of about 3" found in Brazil, South America.


(Click for details of Cichlid taxonomy)

Aequidens hoehnei was first described by Miranda Ribeiro, 1918 , and has been placed in Genus Aequidens and subfamily Cichlasomatinae.
The Genus "Aequidens" is derived from Latin words, equips+equal+dens(teeth), which roughly translates to "Fish with equal teeth".

Distribution & Habitat

Aequidens hoehnei is found in Brazil,Amazon River basin, in the Araguaia River drainage.
It is benthopelagic or swims above river bed at depths of about 1-3 m in clear water streams.


It is a carnivorous in nature, and eats small insects, fish, etc.


Aequidens hoehnei is a small sized fish having a Standard Length 3".
It is known to live for 8-10 years.

Keeping in Aquarium

Species Snapshot

Species Card

Particulars Details
Scientific Name Aequidens hoehnei
Common Name Hoehne Nannacara
Genus Aequidens
Subfamily Cichlasomatinae
Geographical Origin Amazon River basin, in the Araguaia River drainage.
Diet Carnivorous
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Substrate Spawner
Temperament Aggressive
Con Specific Temperament Miildy aggressive
Water hardness Medium, Soft,dh range -20
Difficulty Level in Aquariums 2

Morphometric Data

Particulars Details
Total Length(inches)
Standard Length(inches)

Measurements as % of Total Length

Particulars Details
Body Depth  %
Head length  %
Pre Dorsal length  %
Pre Pectoral length  %
Pre Anal length  %
Pre Pelvic length  %
Caudal Peduncle Depth  %
Caudal Peduncle Length  %
Fork length  %
Length of Last Dorsal Fin Spine  %
Pectoral Fin Length  %
Pelvic Fin Length  %

Measurements as % of Head Length

Particulars Details
Head Width  %
Snout length  %
Eye diameter  %
Pre Orbital Length  %
Inter Orbital Width  %
Pre Orbital Depth  %

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