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Dovii Cichlid (Parachromis dovii), also known as the Wolf Cichlid, is a Central American Cichlid that can be found in various lakes and rivers. Due to its unique colorful appearance, Dovii Wolf Cichlid one of the most popular Freshwater Fish kept by a good number of people. They are true predators and are a fascinating species of cichlid. Dovii Wolf Cichlid is very intelligent and has so much personality that its territory usually extends beyond the tank.

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Features of Wolf Cichlid:

  • Dovii Cichlids are colorful. The male cichlids have a golden yellow color pattern mixed with a silver background tinted with several specks of purple, black, and blue. While the female cichlids are often yellow in color.
  • They are very aggressive, intelligent, and can do a lot of damage to other fish
  • These are big fish and pefer NO TANK MATES.


The Best Aquarium Size for Cichlid:

To successfully and suitably keep the Dovii Cichlid, you need a massive tank. The dovii is a large cichlid that is ferocious and highly territorial, and so it needs a good amount of unrestricted swimming area, especially if their care is long-term. 

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Feeding :

A quality cichlid pellet, cichlid flakes  should be the foundation of their diet. The Wolf Cichlid or Dovii Cichlid is a carnivore, live shrimp, or frozen cichlid food, brine shrimp and other meaty foods are good for them to get enough nutritions.

Check out our High Quality Fish Foods designed for Cichlid


Wolf Cichlid Fish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Dovii Cichlids need good water movement along with strong and efficient filtration and regular water changes. Filtration system are preferable. 


These tropical fish will need warmer water, so a heater is prefered. A thermometer is also recommended to ensure the temperature is correct. 


Artificial lighting is recommended, cichlids may like a system that dims or can be customized to match their native habitat.

Plants for Cichlid

Live plants are a great idea. You should choose only hardy plants because cichlids have a habit of digging and disturbing foliage.

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Decorations for Cichlid

Big Wood, tunnels, large rocks, caves, and hollow decorations are good choices. And don’t forget the driftwood, They love driftwood. The more elaborate your setup, the better!

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Sandy, rocky substrate

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

Additional Information

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.