Species Care

PARROT CICHLID

Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

Keeping Snapshot:
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  • Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
  • pH Level: 7.2 - 7.8
  • General Hardness: Moderate

Range: Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Reproduction: Eggs are laid in a pit, the eggs (and hatched fry) are guarded by both parents.

Feeding: Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods.

Additional Comments: Very beautiful Cichlid when mature: juveniles are relatively plain, but adults are golden with bright blue faces - particulalrly the females. Males grow about 25% larger than their partners.

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