Yellow Belly Cichlid
Behaviour Territorial, predatory
Typical size 15cm
Max size 18cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 120cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6.5-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Yellow Belly Cichlid Cichlasoma salvini
  • Yellow Belly Cichlid Cichlasoma salvini - thumbnail
  • Yellow Belly Cichlid Cichlasoma salvini - thumbnail

Yellow Belly Cichlid

Cichlasoma salvini

The Yellow Belly Cichlid is occasionally confused with the much more peaceful Rainbow Cichlid. This fish is predatory and can be quite aggressive so should be carefully mixed with other large, robust fishes. The fish will form pairs, are good parents and will adapt to a wide range of water conditions. Provide hiding spots and open swimming areas

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Heros salvini, H. triagramma, Cichlasoma tenue | Other names Salvin's Cichlid, Tricolor Cichlid, Salvini, Yellowbelly Cichlid | Origin Central America; Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras | Breeding Egg layer, spawns on cleaned rocks, parents care for eggs and fry | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Medium to fast flowing waters | Sexing Male has pointed anal and dorsal fins and brighter colours. Females may have a dark patch on the dorsal and lower gill cover

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