Convict Cichlid –
A fascinating species that is known for being a prolific breeder.
Can become quite aggressive in protecting their territory and they should not be kept with peaceful community type fishes.
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
pH: 7 – 8
Diet / Foods: They should accept nearly all aquarium fish foods including flakes, frozen, freeze-dried, live and cichlid pellets.
Temperature: 70°F – 80°F (21°C – 27°C)
Lifespan: 8 – 10 years
Origin / Habitat: Guatemala, Central America
Temperament / Behavior: The convict cichlid is no exception when it comes to defending its territory, especially when breeding. They will protect themselves and may harm other fishes.
Convict Cichlid Tank Mates: If you’re trying to breed them it’s best to keep them as a pair in a tank by themselves.
They should do well with other larger cichlids but you may see some aggression from time to time. Don’t put convict cichlids in a community aquarium.
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