Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

Paratheraps fenestratus

Paratheraps fenestratus "Marbled"

Nandopsis tetracanthus (Cuban Cichlid)

Nandopsis tetracanthus (Cuban Cichlid)
  • Common Name: Cuban Cichlid, Biajaca. Formerly Cichlasoma tetracanthus
  • Origin: Rivers and lakes of Cuba
  • Diet: Pellet & flake foods, Frozen: Mysis, krill, pacifica plankton, bloodworms
  • Size: 10 inches
  • Water Conditions: pH 7.0 to 8.0; water temperature 76 to 86 degrees F.
  • Sexing: Can be challenge to differentiate sexes even when large.Adult males are larger, with elongated dorsal and ventral fins
  • Breeding: Its best to start with 6 young fish and let them select their own mate. The pair will select a flat surface on which to lay their eggs.  Eggs hatch in 5 days and wigglers are moved to pre-dug pits. Fry are free swimming in 7 more days. Feed baby brine shrimp and daphnia.
  • Behavior: Cuban cichlids are aggressive fish and best kept with other large Central American cichlids, large catfish and plecostomus. A minimum tank size would be 55 gallons. Cubans love to dig and move gravel. They are hardy fish but its best to do frequent water changes.

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