Not all of the cichlids I keep are from West Africa. Here is a group of cool dwarf cichlids from French Guiana, Nannacara aureocephalus ‘Sounourou’. I got them as small juveniles in November, 2011, from Cris Moscarell. I have found the species to be very slow growing, and they are just now starting to show some spawning behavior. The females wear a very chromatic black and yellow pattern, so you will be able to pick out the spawning female from the group.
The tank is a 25 gallon (36″x13″x13″) filtered with a Poret foam matten filter (air driven). The tetras you see in the video are Hyphessobrycon peruvianus. I am using about 1/2 RO in this tank to soften the water, but I am not adjusting pH. If the pair does nto spawn soon, I will switch to straight RO for a while. If that does not work I will start to drop the pH a bit. Hopefully I will be able to shoot another video of this species in a few weeks… when they are raising fry!