Cryptoheros nanoluteus
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Cryptoheros nanoluteus

Common Names: Yellow Convict
Synonyms: Archocentrus nanoluteus
Cichlasoma nanoluteus
Heros nanoluteus
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - Central; America - Central
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Territorial; Territorial
Diet: Ominvore; A varied diet of meaty and veggies would be best.
Care: This is one of the more sensitive species amongst the Cryptoheros genus. The nanoluteus will probably not do well with fish that are more aggressive than they are. These fish would be best kept in pairs along with some small to medium sized livebearers.
7.2 - 8
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
Potential Size: Male: 11.4cm (4.5")
Female: 8.9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males will grow larger and may form a slight hump while females have a distinctive black circle in the middle of the dorsal fin.
Breeding: Pairs will form and clean a spawning site. The female will guard the nest while the male patrols the surrounding area. These fish will become more territorial once they've spawned to protect the fry.
Comments: This fish is regarded as the most colorful of the Cryptoheros genus, but is not as hardy nor aggressive as its cousin the Convict cichlid. The vertical stripes will come and go depending on mood.
Main Colours: Black, Yellow
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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