Common Name(s)
Cuban Cichlid, Biajaca
Scientific Name
Nandopsis tetracanthus
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Cuba
Temperament
Very Aggressive
Maximum Size
10 inches
Minimum Tank Size
75 US gallons
Tank Setup
Provide a fine gravel or sandy substrate and provide hiding places made out of bogwood or large stones.
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
They are carnivorous. They will accept cichlid pellets and live/frozen foods such as bloodworms, mysis and krill.
Breeding
They are substrate spawners. Breeding is easy once a pair is established. The female will lay up to 600 eggs that hatch in 48 hours and become free-swimming 5 days later.
Compatibility
Best kept in species tanks. May become territorial during spawning.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.0-8.0, Temperature: 75.2-86 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 8-12 years.
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