Common Name(s)
Orange chromide
Scientific Name
Pseudetroplus maculatus
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
India and Sri Lanka
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 gallon
Tank Setup
Needs hard or brackish water, cannot survive in acidic conditions.
Tank Region
Everywhere
Diet
Should be fed foods with Spirulina, mainly. Can be fed dried foods but should be fed live foods as a supplement.
Breeding
Bi-parental substrate spawner.
Compatibility
With other community fish that are not very aggressive or territorial, unless the tank is very large.
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: 7-8.5; Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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It used to be known as Etroplus maculatus but has been moved to its own genus.

Very hard to sex. There's a lot of conflicting information.

It should be kept in groups of 6 or more as it is gregarious, and if it is kept in lower numbers, weaker individuals will be bullied by the dominant ones, or the group may behave nervously.