Common Name(s)
Midas Cichlid
Scientific Name
Amphilophus citrinellus
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Central America
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
13 inches
Minimum Tank Size
100 US Gallons
Tank Setup
A heavy tank cover is needed to prevent them from jumping out. They are aggressive and will destroy tank decorations.
Tank Region
All.
Diet
They are carnivorous and will accept most foods. High quality cichlid pellets or sticks are good for them, but their diet can be supplemented with live and frozen foods such as prawns, earthworms, mussel etc. They should also be fed vegetables such as peas and spinach.
Breeding
Moderately difficult. The male can be aggressive with the female during breeding, so a tank divider may be necessary.
Compatibility
It is reccomended that they are only kept with their own species.
Ease of Keeping
Challenging
Care
pH: 6.0-8.0, Temperature: 73-81 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live up to 12 years with proper care.
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