Parachromis managuensis
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Parachromis managuensis

Common Names: Aztec Cichlid
Jaguar Cichlid
Synonyms: Cichlasoma managuense
Herichthys managuense
Heros managuensis
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - Central; Lake Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Central America.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Predatory; Very aggressive and territorial.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: As juveniles feed with crushed flakes or a quality fry crumble. As the Jaguar grows, feed with small fish, worms, shrimp, tadpoles, crickets and a quality cichlid pellet. Hiding places are needed. Plants should not be added.
7 - 8.6
25°C - 32°C
77°F - 90°F
10 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 35cm (13.8")
Female: 35cm (13.8")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males become much more colorful, with the body color breaking up into blotches of black and a coppery color. Females are thicker-bodied, shorter, with a less pointed dorsal and anal fin margins at the rear.
Breeding: Very difficult. They pair off when they are around 10cm. They defend the pair bond, eggs, and young very aggressively. If you obtain a pair within a larger group, you should remove all others as soon as possible before they are bullied and/or killed.
Main Colours: Brown, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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