Believed in the scientific
community to be a synonym of C.
aeneus.The type material for this species has been
lost during the years of the second world war. There
is also a black
variety that was an aquarium strain which was first
bred in Germany in 1989 and is now being bred in the
Czech Republic and in the hobby in large numbers.
Aquarium Care: Will do well in a
community setup with smaller tank mates such as Rasboras
and Tetra's. Do not house with aggressive species
or large Cichlids. Reproduction:
Breeding is comparatively easy with cool water
changes that lowers the temperature, triggering them
off. Feed a good balanced diet making sure that
they get their full quota of food if kept in a community
tank. Diet: A good quality flake
food provides all the essential vitamins that they
need with extra feedings of frozen bloodworm, white
worm (sparingly) and tablet food.