Jaguar Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Parachromis managuensis
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
  • Jaguar Cichlid Parachromis managuensis - thumbnail
  • Jaguar Cichlid Parachromis managuensis - thumbnail

Jaguar Cichlid (Parachromis managuensis)

Jaguar Cichlid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Jaguar Cichlid's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Jaguar Cichlid is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Jaguar Cichlid Facts

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

Jaguar Cichlid Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Jaguar Cichlid information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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