Parachromis loisellei
 

86F
Explanation of the symbols

79F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama,
    Costa Rica
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Yellow Guapote
When you keep this fish in an aquarium that is not large enough he gets very aggressive.  You should keep them as a pair.  It is wise to buy 6 young animals and after a while a matching couple forms.  The other fishes should be removed.  You should set up the aquarium with stones, driftwood and roots that form caves and hiding places.  A territory is made.  A dimmed light is appreciated.  You can keep them together with large cichlids and catfish.

You should give them large, powerful food like small fish, lobster and shrimp.

With a good matching couple breeding is easy.  Up to 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized.  Both parents defend the fry fanatical.  After 3 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with Artemia-nauplii.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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