Cuban Cichlid (Nandopsis tetracanthus)

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Cuban Cichlid

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Cuban Cichlid

Nandopsis tetracanthus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")


1 - 1.010


7.0 - 8.0

24.4-25.6°C (76 -78 °F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years



Additional names

Biajaca, Cuban Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma tetracanthus

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A highly aggressive Cichlid best kept in species tanks.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once to twice daily.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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