Carpinte Cichlid (Herichthys carpintis)

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Carpinte Cichlid

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Carpinte Cichlid

Herichthys carpintis

Moderate

246.052 liters
246,051.766 mL
246.1 Litres (65 US G.)

35.56 cm 25.4-35.6cm (10-14 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

296.15 K
73.4 °F
533.07 °R
306.15 K
91.4 °F
551.07 °R
23 -33 °C (73.4-91.4°F)

9-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years



Contents

Additional names

Carpinte Cichlid, Lowland Cichlid, Green Texas Cichlid, Pearlscale Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma carpinte, Cichlasoma carpintis, Cichlasoma laurae, Cichlosoma laurae, Heros teporatus, Neetroplus carpintis


Origin

A North/Central American Cichlid found in the Atlantic slope, Panuco River drainage, and Soto La Marina River in Mexico.

Sexing

Males grow large (with sturdy structure)and grow a nuchal hump at maturity. Females are smaller and have a dark blotch on the dorsal fin.

Tank compatibility

A large growing and territorial Cichlid which will view smaller fish as food. Can be kept with other American Cichlids or larger robust American Catfish provided enough room for territories is provided.

Diet

Eats a variety of foods including flake, pellets, and live foods such as brine shrimp and shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires a large and well filtered mature tank with sturdy décor such as rocks. They do dig so are not planted tank safe. Requires a similar set up to the well known Oscar.

Behaviour

An aggressive and territorial Cichlid.

Identification

The Carpintis are attractive looking fish with their greyish/blue body and their splotches of light blues/greens/silvers across the flanks and head.

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