Category Archives: Central American Cichlid

Central American cichlid – Paratheraps Bifasciatus

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Name: Paratheraps Bifasciatus
Families: Cichlidae
Origin: Central America
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Central American cichlid – Cichlasoma octofasciatum

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Name: Cichlasoma octofasciatum
Families: Cichlidae
Origin: Central America
Size: ~ 15 – 20 cm
Temp: 25 – 28 Celsius
PH: 7 – 8.5




Wiki info:(Wikipedia.org)
The Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata (Regan, 1903), formerly Nandopsis octofasciatum and Cichlasoma octofasciatum) is a cichlid fish that is widely distributed across North and Central America (from Mexico south to Honduras). Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial features, likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey.(read more)

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Central American cichlid – Parachromis Friedrichstahlii

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Naam: Parachromis Friedrichsthalii
Families: Cichlidae
Origin: Mexico, Nicaragua
Size: ~ 25 cm male / ~ 15 cm female
Temp: 22 – 28 Celsius
PH: 7 – 7.5




Wiki info:(Wikipedia.org)
Parachromis freidrichsthalii, as with all species in the genus Parachromis, is a large, omnivorous and aggressively territorial cichlid fish.

Physically similar to other members of the genus, especially P. managuensis and P. motaguensis, P. freidrichsthalii holds the broken band which runs horizontally through the flaml of the fish. The most distinct characteristic which enables the correct identification of this fish, is the golden-yellow colouration which is more prominent in this fish than the others.(read more)

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Central American cichlid – Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

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Name: Hypsophrys nicaraguensis
Families: Cichlidae
Origin: Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Size: ~ 20 – 25 cm
Temp: 25 – 28 Celsius
PH: 7 – 8




Wiki info:(Wikipedia.org)
Hypsophrys nicaraguensis is a species of fish endemic to the Atlantic slope of Central America, from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. The species is a popular aquarium fish and is traded under a variety of common names that include Nickie, Moga, Parrot cichlid, Macaw Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid and Nicaraguense.

The species was formerly the only representative of its genus, and is part of family Cichlidae in subfamily Cichlasomatinae. However, the Poor man’s tropheus, formerly Neetroplus nematopus, was recently placed into the genus Hypsophrys, as Hypsophrys nematopus.(read more)

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