The Dwarf Flag Cichlid (Laetacara curviceps) is a colorful and peaceful dwarf cichlid. They have rounded bodies that are light brown with some darker markings on the face and head. Mature adults have an iridescent blue sheen with yellow-orange trim in their fins.
These dwarf cichlids are fairly peaceful, especially in comparison to most other South and Central American cichlids often available to hobbyists. They can be kept with other community fish like tetras, barbs and similar fish, but may become nippy or territorial when spawning. They are omnivores and should be fed a varied diet of flake, pellet, spirulina and frozen foods on occasion. Laetacara cichlids tend to stay near the bottom of the tank, and prefer shelter of plants, rock and wood.