Vieja fenestrata

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Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Mexico
Length : 30 cm - 12"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
When he is young this fish is rather temperamental but at higher age he becomes more calm.  When he has enough free swimming space he is not very aggressive.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots that make hiding places.  Plants cannot be used for decoration because they are eaten.  A powerful filter is necessary.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A large part of the food should be vegetable such as spinach and lettuce.

Breeding is rather easy.  When they are mature more then 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized on a flat stone.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them with sifted Cyclops very soon.

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