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montaguense

Family: CHICLIDAE
Species: Parachromis motaguensis
Common Name: Red Tiger cichlid
Size: Up to 12 inches.(30cm)
Habitat: Central America: Atlantic slope of Guatemala and Honduras in the Motagua River basin; Pacific slope, from the Naranjo River (Guatemala) to Choluteca River (Honduras).
Min Tank Size: 48 inches (75 gallon for pair)
Diet: Carnivorous: live, flake and frozen.
Behavior: Very Aggressive.
Water: Ph 7.0 to 8.5 temperature 77 to 86°F (25-30°C), dH range: 9 - 20
Care: Medium, needs large tank and good filtration.
Communities: Poor, keep only with other large cichlids.
Suitability: Best for a species tank.

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