Pastel Cichlid (Amphilophus alfari)

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Pastel Cichlid

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Pastel Cichlid

Amphilophus alfari

132 Litres (35 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




6.5 - 7.0

20 -34 °C (68-93.2°F)

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Pastel Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma alfari, Astatheros alfari, Cichlasoma bouchellei

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found across Central America from the Atlantic slope from Honduras (Patuca River) to Costa Rica.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Must have a soft substrate as this fish likes to dig and can be quite enthusiastic about it, for this reason will uproot plants.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Can be aggressive and territorial towards others, especially when spawning.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Colouration on this Cichlid varies depending on its origin. It resembles a hybrid of a Jack Dempsey and a Severum.

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