Cuban Cichlid (Nandopsis tetracanthus)

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Cuban Cichlid

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Cuban Cichlid

Nandopsis tetracanthus

Moderate

208.198 liters
208,197.648 mL
208.2 Litres (55 US G.)

30.48 cm 25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")

sg

1 - 1.010

pH

7.0 - 8.0

297.15 K
75.2 °F
534.87 °R
303.15 K
86 °F
545.67 °R
24 -30 °C (75.2-86°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

8-12 years





Contents

Additional names

Biajaca, Cuban Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma tetracanthus


Origin

Hail from rivers and lakes in Cuba, near heavy vegetation, also seen in mouths of brackish waters

Sexing

Mature males are larger than mature females and have more vivid colouration.

Tank compatibility

A highly aggressive Cichlid best kept in species tanks.

Diet

Feeding regime

Feed once to twice daily.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Aggressive but reclusive unless spawning, will try to engage in a fight with any Cichlid that it feels threatened by. Owner responsive to an extent.

Identification

Short and thick bodied, dark black markings, iridescent markings on the body, especially on the male.

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