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The Convict Cichlid is one of the most easily bred species in the hobby and it's an ideal fish for newcomers to cichlids and fish breeding in general. Although it's a sturdy fish, not fussy about food and can tolerate some changes in the water parameters (thanks to its massive natural range), the Convict Cichlid is not a good community tank and it is best maintained in a species tank due to its aggressive nature all the way to downright violent when breeding. It will take on fish several times its own size and win with ease.
|Scientific Name:||Amatitlania nigrofasciata|
|Minimum Tank Size:||25 gallons|
|Water Conditions:||24 - 28°C (75 - 83°F), pH 6.0-8.0|
|Max. Size:||3.5-6 Inches|
|Color Form:||White and Dark stripes|
|Diet:||Omnivore - not fussy at all|
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