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Rainbow Cichlid

By Shayne
 
Common Name: Rainbow Cichlid
Latin Name: Herotilapia multispinosa
Origin: Panama-Nicaragua
Temperature: 72-80°F (22-27°C)
Ease Of Keeping: Easy
Aggressivness: Slightly agressive (Will hold own with larger cichlids)
Lighting: Any
Adult Size: 5" (12.5cm) Max
Minimum Tank Size: 30gal or 34"long
Feeding: Pellets(high quality) Stewed Lettuce/spinach
Spawning Method: Ph 7, dGH 5-10, Temperature - 80°F. Spawns on roots/rocks. Eggs and fry guarded by the female
 
Comments: Nice fish. Colours change with age along with patterns. Can change colours, depending on mood, quickly. Will eat very small tankmates but won't usually bother anything too big to swallow. Territorial towards others of its own kind and other Cichlids. Can hold its own against larger Cichlids but dont put it with Jaguars, Convicts or other extremly agressive fish. Small Jack Dempseys or Green Terrors (2-6in.) will be OK for a while. Males dont seem to like each other. Great fish.

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