Keeping SnapshotDifficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 12 cm
Temperament: Territorial, aggressive when breeding.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH Level: 7.2 - 7.8
General Hardness: Moderate
Central America: Guatemala to Panama
Eggs are laid on a hard surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are guarded by both parents.
Omnivorous. Eats all normal foods.
Convicts are one of the easiest Cichlids to breed and they are excellent parents, vigorously defending their fry even from much larger fishes. Provide plenty of hiding places.
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