BLUE-EYED CICH­LID

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Species Showcase -

Sci­en­tific name: Cryp­to­heros spil­u­rus Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Krip-toe-here-ross spill-yur-uss Size: Males 12cm max­i­mum, fe­males slightly smaller Ori­gin: Rivers and lakes in the At­lantic slope of Cen­tral Amer­ica in Mex­ico, Belize and Gu­ata­mala Habi­tat: Rocky, sandy lakes Tank size: 90x50x50cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Medium hard, slightly al­ka­line wa­ter; 7.0 to 8.0 ph, hard­ness 16°+ Tem­per­a­ture: 24-28°C Tem­per­a­ment: Rel­a­tively peace­ful ci­ch­lids, apart from at spawn­ing time Feed­ing: Veg­etable mat­ter, flake with Spir­ulina, pel­lets, prawns as a treat Avail­abil­ity and cost: Gen­er­ally avail­able, but be care­ful of fish mis­la­belled as sajica; around £6.50 each

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