Wolf Cichlid (Parachromis dovii)

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Wolf Cichlid

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Wolf Cichlid

Parachromis dovii

757 Litres (200 US G.)

61-71.1cm (24-28 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.5

23.9-27.8°C (75 -82 °F)

15-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years

Family

Cichlidae



Additional names

Dovii, Guapote, Wolf Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma dovii, Herichthys dovii, Heros dovii


Origin[edit | edit source]

Central America: Atlantic slope, from the Aguan River (Honduras) to the Moín River (Costa Rica); Pacific slope from the Yeguare River (Honduras) to the Bebedero River (Costa Rica).


Sexing[edit | edit source]

On mature males the black lateral lines are solid, whilst the females are broken along the body. The males are generally more colourful than females. Females can be more yellow in colour than the silver-blue males. These fish will breed in captivity.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A large and aggressive Cichlid that should be kept one to a tank, and best in a species tank. It will eat any fish smaller than itself and is perfectly capable of tearing apart any fish of similar size or larger. A pair can be considered but must only be kept together in a very large tank.


Diet[edit | edit source]

An unfussy eater, will accept cichlid pellets and live/frozen foods such as silversides, shrimp and krill.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed two to three times a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They require a spacious tank with planting and bogwood décor. Excellent filtration is a must.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Males are highly aggressive towards other males of its own species, especially when in the small confines of a tank. Will predate any other fish in the environment.


Identification[edit | edit source]

The base colour is gold, with a lavender iridescence, there are thick black lateral lines along the body. They have sharp visible teeth.

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