Cichlasoma salvini

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : South Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Yellowbelly Cichlid
This rather aggressive fish should be kept as a couple.  A territory is made and defended fanatic.  Plants can be used as a decoration and they only dig in the substrate during breeding time.  The aquarium should be decorated with stones, driftwood and hard plants.  They need enough free swimming space and a lot of hiding places.

They are omnivorous but they prefer live or frozen food.

Breeding is very easy.  Up to 500 eggs are laid and fertilized on a stone.  Both parent care for the fry for several weeks.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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