Jaguar Cichlid
Behaviour Territorial, aggressive, pair forming
Typical size 40cm
Max size 50cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 180cm
Max Number 1
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 32℃
Feeding Pellets, live, frozen, meaty foods
pH Range 6.5-8.5
Hardness s,m,h,vh
Jaguar Cichlid Parachromis managuensis
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Jaguar Cichlid

Parachromis managuensis

The Jaguar Cichlid is quite simply, a beautifully stunning fish, unfortunately it is only suited to experienced aquarists with very large aquariums. These fish are too large to be responsibly stocked by shops. If you do wish to keep these fish and you have a suitably sized environment try to obtain a grown pair that you can observe getting along before you purchase. The Jaguar Cichlid is intolerant of its own kind and a dominant fish will aggressively bully a weaker individual, usually to the point of death. Provide a few hiding spots amongst rocks and wood. Very few fish can be mixed with the Jaguar Cichlid, and those that may be suited are only a guideline. Only for experienced aquarists.

This fish is excluded from the Compatibility Checker as it is unsuitable for community aquariums or may require expert care.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Parachromis gulosus, Herichthys managuense, Heros managuensis, Cichlasoma managuense, Cichlosoma managuense | Other names Aztec cichlid, Managua Cichlid | Origin Central America; Honduras, Costa Rica | Breeding Egg layer. Eggs are laid on rocks; both parents defend the eggs and fry | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8.5 Medium to hard | Natural Habitat Warm, muddy lakes and ponds | Sexing Males are larger, brighter coloured and have more pointed fins although the differences are slight

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