Haitian Cichlid (Nandopsis haitiensis)
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283,905.884 mL 283.9 Litres (75 US G.)
40.64 cm 25.4-40.6cm (10-16 ")
6.5 - 7.8
534.87 °R 300.15 K
540.27 °R24 -27 °C (75.2-80.6°F)
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- Haitian Cichlid, Black Nasty Cichlid, Odo Cichlid
Additional scientific names
- Cichlasoma haitiensis, Nandopsis haitiensis, Cichlasoma vombergae, Cichlasoma vombergi
- Found in Central America, endemic to Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic).
- As the fish reaches maturity, males will have a white background body colour with black peppered spotting. Females will have a white face with a mostly black body colouration.
- An exceptionally territorial large Cichlid, best kept in large species tanks alone or in male/female bonded pairs.
- Varied diet, some vegetable matter preferred. Spirulina flakes as staple diet when young; Spirulina pellets when fish reach suitable size, supplemented with earthworms.
- Feed anything from once to three times a day in small portions.
- Requires a very spacious tank with secure décor and excellent filtration.
- An extremely territorial Cichlid.
- See sexing. An oval shaped Cichlid with a sloping forehead and large eyes.
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