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Cryptoheros spilurus

Family: CHICLIDAE
Species: Cryptoheros spilurus
Common Name: Blue-Eye Cichlid
Size: Up to 5 inches (12cm) male female smaller 3 inches (8cm)
Habitat: South America: Atlantic slope from Belize to Nicaragua.
Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 40 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous, live, flake and frozen.
Behavior: Aggressive and territorial species.
Water: Temperature: 72°F-90°F (22°- 32°C), pH range: 7.0 7.5; gH range: 8 - 12.
Care: This fish is relatively hardy and undemanding.
Communities: Can be kept with other similar sized cichlids and larger catfish.
Suitability: Medium to advanced experience.

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