Haitian Cichlid (Nandopsis haitiensis)

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Haitian Cichlid

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Haitian Cichlid

Nandopsis haitiensis

Moderate

283.906 liters
283,905.884 mL
283.9 Litres (75 US G.)

40.64 cm 25.4-40.6cm (10-16 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.8

297.15 K
75.2 °F
534.87 °R
300.15 K
80.6 °F
540.27 °R
24 -27 °C (75.2-80.6°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years





Contents

Additional names

Haitian Cichlid, Black Nasty Cichlid, Odo Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma haitiensis, Nandopsis haitiensis, Cichlasoma vombergae, Cichlasoma vombergi


Origin

Found in Central America, endemic to Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic).

Sexing

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.

Tank compatibility

An exceptionally territorial large Cichlid, best kept in large species tanks alone or in male/female bonded pairs.

Diet

Varied diet, some vegetable matter preferred. Spirulina flakes as staple diet when young; Spirulina pellets when fish reach suitable size, supplemented with earthworms.

Feeding regime

Feed anything from once to three times a day in small portions.

Environment Specifics

Requires a very spacious tank with secure décor and excellent filtration.

Behaviour

An extremely territorial Cichlid.

Identification

See sexing. An oval shaped Cichlid with a sloping forehead and large eyes.

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