Herichthys cyanoguttatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Texas, North-east Mexico
Length : 30 cm - 12"
Min. length aquarium : 250 cm - 100"
English name : Rio Grande Cichlid
This intolerant fish should be kept as a pair.  He bites other fish, digs in the substrate and eats plants.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots that make caves and hiding places.  A territory is made.  During the winter you should keep them at lower temperatures. (15-18C, 58-64F)

You should give them powerful live food.  A part of the food should be vegetable.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 500 eggs are laid and fertilized on a previously cleaned stone.  When the eggs are hatched the parents move the larvae to a breeding pit.  Both parents care for the fry.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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