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Cutter's cichlid

Family: CHICLIDAE
Species: Cryptoheros spilurus sp. "Cutteri"
Common Name: Cutter's cichlid
Size: Up to 5" (12cm) in captivity.
Habitat: Central America: Atlantic slope from Belize to Nicaragua.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon per pair minimum
Diet: Relishes live food, but will eagerly accept all types of prepared or frozen foods.
Behavior: Rather peaceful for a cichlid
Water: Temperature: 72°F-90°F (22°- 32°C), pH range: 7.0 7.5; gH range: 8 - 12.
Care: Easy.
Communities: Aggressive to their own kind, but can be in a community of like size fish.
Suitability: Good if you can keep larger fish.

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