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Rainbow Cichlid Herotilapia multispinosa
Category: Cichlids - Central American
Price: £7.95 each
Discount: Buy 5 or more Rainbow Cichlid Herotilapia multispinosa and get 5% off!!
Stock: 10 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 5 or more Rainbow Cichlid Herotilapia multispinosa and get 5% off!!|
Herotilapia multispinosa (Rainbow Cichlid)
A colourful and relatively easy to breed Central American cichlid. These fish are herbivores so they will require plenty of green matter in their diet. There are several different colour morphs of these fish as you will see from the two contrasting variants in the photographs. The colours vary from yellow to an orange/red with the distinctive horizontal black bar that runs along the length of the body.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
They are not as aggressive as some of the other central american cichlid, but nevertheless do take care over choosing tank mates and preferably stick with fish of a similar size. They will develop more vivid colouration when in breeding condition. Once you have an established pair they will choose a spawning site which will be regularly cleaned and the onset of spawning will be characterised by the fish displaying to each other. They will lay their eggs on a flat stone or other suitable surface. The female will guard the eggs and they should hatch within 72 hours. Both parents may be left with the fry and they should be free swimming in around seven days when they can be fed on baby brine shrimp and other suitable fry foods.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water Parameters||Slightly alkaline conditions are preferred|