Parachromis managuensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Length : 30 cm - 12"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Tiger Guapote
This fish is very intolerant and aggressive to species of their own kind.  You should keep them as a pair.  It is not wise to keep them together with smaller fish, because they think it is food.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones.  Plants cannot be used because they dig a lot in the substrate.  A territory is made.

You should give them large live food such as insects, earthworms and small fish. 

Breeding is only successful with a good matching couple.  Up to 5000 eggs are laid and fertilized on a previously cleaned stone.  After a week the young fishes are swimming free.  Both parents care for the fry by which the male mostly defends the territory.  The young fishes can be raised with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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