Convict Cichlid

Convict Cichlid

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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
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
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
Origin: Central America
Family: Cichlidae

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