Convict Cichlids


Male Convict Cichlid © Derreck Friday
 
Convicts
How to tell the of sex Convict Cichlids.
Notice the longer fins and larger body size of the male.
Species/genus: Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum

 
Origin:   Central America
 
Temp:  68 - 82°F (20 - 28°C)
 
pH and dH:    Not really important
 
Temperament:   very aggressive when spawning, not a community fish
 
Adult Size:   Up to 6 inches    (15 cm) normally smaller

 
Minimum Tank Size:  10 Gallons
 
Feeding:   Omnivorous, eats everything
 
Breeding:   Prolific, a very easy species to induce to spawn, an excellent first Cichlid for beginners to spawn. Convicts might be the easiest egglayer to spawn with the possible exception of the White Cloud Minnows
 
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