Herichthys carpintis


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SKU: Escondido Green Texas Cichlid TR (H. carpintis) MD Categories: ,

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Herichthys carpintis

Origin: Central America – Mexico (Rio Panuco drainage)

Geographic Range: Rivers and tributaries in the Rio Panuco drainage.

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

Average Adult Size: Around 8-10 inches (20-25 cm)

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

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons or larger for a single specimen; larger for a breeding pair.

Temperament: Moderately aggressive, especially during breeding. Best kept with larger, robust tankmates. May be territorial.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.0-8.0
Temp: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 5-20 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Herichthys carpintis, commonly known as the Green Texas Cichlid, is a colorful and moderately aggressive cichlid. Provide a well-decorated aquarium with hiding spots and open swimming space. Exercise caution when keeping them with other fish, as they can be territorial and aggressive, especially during breeding.

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