Archocentrus spinosissimus

Common Names: Spiney Cichlid
Spinner Cichlid
Spinos Cichlid
Synonyms: Cichlasoma immaculata
Cichlasoma spinosissimum immaculata
Cichlasoma spinosissimus
Heros spinosissimus
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - Central; America - Central
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake Ezabal and tributaries
Temperament: Aggressive; can be aggressive towards tankmates
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Very Hardy fish and is generally pretty easy to keep.
A well planted tank or a tank with a lot of hiding places as these fish tend to have a shy nature.

7 - 7.6
23°C - 26°C
73°F - 79°F
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Males are usually larger and chunkier then females
Breeding: Very prolific Substrate spawners. Use a ratio of 1 male to 1 female. And have some caves for them to spawn in/on. Like several of the other Archocentrus genus, these fish will take the wrigglers and "hang" them in some plants. Have lots of java moss in the tank, and you will be able to witness this. The Archocentrus centarcus will do this as well. The gestation period of the eggs is 48 hours, give or take depending on the temp. These fish are good parents and guard/raise the fry well.
Comments: Very aggressive parents when guarding fry
Main Colours: Grey, Purple, Black
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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