Haitian Cichlid (Nandopsis haitiensis)

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Haitian Cichlid

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Haitian Cichlid

Nandopsis haitiensis

284 Litres (75 US G.)

25.4-40.6cm (10-16 ")




6.5 - 7.8

24 -27 °C (75.2-80.6°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Haitian Cichlid, Black Nasty Cichlid, Odo Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma haitiensis, Nandopsis haitiensis, Cichlasoma vombergae, Cichlasoma vombergi

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An extremely territorial Cichlid.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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

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