Convict Cichlid

Convict Cichlids are an aggressive cichlid.  They required a heavily planted tank with lots of places to hide.  They can be aggressive towards species that are smaller and timid.

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S. Olkowicz [CC-BY-SA-2.5]

Category: New World Cichlid

Common Names: Convict Cichlid

Scientific Name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus

Family: Cichlidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons

Care Level:  Moderate

Temperament: Aggressive

Max Size: 4 Inches

Temperature: 70-76 F

pH: 6.5-8.0

Tank Level: Bottom to Middle

Colors: Black, Pink, Yellow

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy

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Andrew Miller [CC-BY-SA-2.5]