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Black Belt Cichlid

Family: CHICLIDAE
Species: Cichlasoma (Vieja) maculicauda
Common Name: Black Belt Cichlid
Size: Up to 12 inches (30cm)
Habitat: South America: Atlantic slope side of southern Mexico south to the Panama Canal.
Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 125 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous, live, flake and frozen.
Behavior: Aggressive and territorial species.
Water: Temperature 72-82°F (22-28°C), ph 6.5 to 8.0, dH: 4-15
Care: This fish is relatively hardy and undemanding.
Communities: Can be kept with other large Cental American cichlids.
Suitability: Medium to advanced experience.

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