T 25 - 26 ° C (winter 23 - 24 ° C, summer: 27 - 28 ° C)
Water change weekly 50% or two times per week 25 - 30% with cold water directly from the tap
The water values appear at first sight for Central Americans to be very soft but also in Central America - especially in Costa Rica - there is water with a soft, slightly acidic water. Throrichthys meeki also inhabited diverse waters, including those with low hardness.
From 08 May 2015:
- Gradual hardening of total hardness with Epsom salts to approximately 8 - 10 ° dGH
Frozen Food: Artemia, white mosquito larvae, Mysis, shrimp, amphipods, mix of herbivores or sometimes frozen spinach (without Blubb ;-)!)
Live food availability, either
bought (White bloodworms, brine shrimp and rarely even a few mealworms or wax worms),
getümpelt / collected (large daphnia, isopods, black mosquito larvae, fungus maggots, small slugs, various aquatic insects and insect larvae - of course, no protected species) or
bred (Enchytraeen Mexican amphipods, isopods, daphnia)
For frozen and live foods: do not bloodworms or tubifex and live feeds from fish ponds!
Tetra Fresh Delica (Jelly feed) krill or Brine Shrimp
rarely dry food: Tetra Cichlid XL Flakes, Tetra Cichlid Sticks, Tropical Cichlid Gran, TetraWafer Mix
Vegetables (cucumber, zucchini, peppers, frozen peas) for the L200