Mayaheros beani


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SKU: Green Guapote Cichlid TR (M. beani) SM Categories: ,

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Mayaheros beani

Origin: Endemic to freshwater habitats in Central America, specifically found in rivers and lakes in Honduras and Nicaragua.

Geographic Range: Native to Central America.

Diet: Omnivore; In the wild, they feed on a variety of small invertebrates, insects, and plant matter. In captivity, provide a balanced diet with high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and small invertebrates.

Average Adult Size: Can reach up to 10-12 inches (25-30 cm).

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism. Males may develop slightly more extended dorsal and anal fins, and their coloration may intensify during breeding.

Minimum Tank Size: A tank of at least 75 gallons is recommended for adult Mayaheros beani.

Temperament: Generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially during breeding. Keep them with tankmates of similar size and temperament.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.2-8.0
Temp: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm
Tank Setup:

Provide a tank with hiding spots created by rocks, caves, or driftwood.
Use a substrate of sand or fine gravel.
Live plants can be included, but be aware that they might be rearranged due to the fish’s digging behavior.
Note: Mayaheros beani is known for its vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. They are hardy cichlids but require stable water conditions. Regular water changes, proper filtration, and a balanced diet are crucial for their well-being. Consider providing suitable hiding spots and territories if breeding behavior is observed.

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