Amatitlania nigrofasciata


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SKU: Convict Cichlid TR (A. nigrofasciata) SM Categories: ,

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Amatitlania nigrofasciata

Origin: Central America – Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Geographic Range: Shallow lakes, ponds, and slow-moving rivers in the region.

Diet: Omnivore; Enjoys a varied diet including high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and vegetable matter.

Average Adult Size: Around 6 inches (15 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may have slightly longer fins and brighter coloration.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons for a pair, larger for a community

Temperament: Highly territorial during breeding. Not suitable for typical community tanks without great care taken to ensure all fish are happy..

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.5-7.5
Temp: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Amatitlania nigrofasciata, commonly known as the Convict Cichlid, is a hardy and adaptable cichlid. Provide a well-decorated aquarium with hiding spots and open swimming space. They are known for their distinct black and white coloration. Exercise caution when keeping them with other fish, as they can be highly territorial. They are prolfici breeders.

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