Red Headed Cichlid (Vieja synspila)

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Red Headed Cichlid

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Red Headed Cichlid

Vieja synspila

284 Litres (75 US G.)

30.5-35.6cm (12-14 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

24 -30 °C (75.2-86°F)

9-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Red Headed Cichlid, Quetzal Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Paraneetroplus synspilus


Origin

Widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Sexing

Not easy to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

Moderately aggressive, not for community tanks. Keep with similar sized aggressive fish only providing plenty of space for territories.

Diet

Carnivorous; standard cichlid diet of pellets, bloodworms, and such will suffice

Feeding regime

Daily.

Environment Specifics

Large freshwater tanks should suffice, as these fish can grow a size

Behaviour

Moderately aggressive, as per medium-large cichlids

Identification

A fairly medium cichlid that is red towards its front, and yellow towards its rear, with black spots towards the caudal peduncle.

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