Manguense Cichlid (Parachromis managuense)

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Manguense Cichlid

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Manguense Cichlid

Parachromis managuense

Moderate

378.541 liters
378,541.178 mL
378.5 Litres (100 US G.)

45.72 cm 30.5-45.7cm (12-18 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.2

297.039 K
23.889 °C
534.67 °R
298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

8-10 years

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Jaguar Cichlid, Manguense Cichlid, Managua Cichlid, Guapote Tigre, Aztec Cichlid, Spotted Guapote, Jaguar Guapote

Additional scientific names

Parachromis gulosus, Cichlasoma managuense, Cichlasoma managueuse, Herichthys managuense, Heros managuensis, Nandopsis managuense


Origin

Central America: Atlantic slope from the Ulua River (Honduras) to the Matina River (Costa Rica).

Sexing

As with most Cichlids sexing is a problem, most people agreeing that the best visual guide to sexing jaguars is that the female will eventually lose the thick black band running laterally down their body whereas the male will not.

Tank compatibility

Theoretically compatible with any aggressive American Cichlid, until large enough to eat them, however please note that in the wild this fish is known to kill and eat other fish up to and including its size, for this reason a species tank best suits this Cichlid.

Diet

Will accept most foods including live/frozen foods such as bloodworm, shrimp, krill and earthworms. Will eat small fish but store-bought feeder fish and especially goldfish are not recommended.

Feeding regime

Has quite an appetite, best to feed twice a day

Environment Specifics

A large and well filtered tank is ideal with dimmed lighting and plenty of hiding places provided in bogwood and branches.

Behaviour

A large and aggressive Cichlid, best in a species tank for this reason.

Identification

Longer than average body and very large mouth for an American Cichlid. Vertical dark brown/bronze-gold stripes when young, turns to dark bars and iridescent speckling when older.

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