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Festae Cichlid, Red Terror Nandopsis festae Cichlasoma festae

Category: Cichlids - Central American

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £14.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock

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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Cichlasoma festae (Festae Cichlid, Red Terror, Nandopsis festae)

A very beautiful but also very large and aggressive cichlid. Colours vary, but in breeding condition the male fish are orange with dark green-grey vertical bands and a dense covering of silvery blue spots. The fins are red and peppered with blue spots. There is a prominent eye-spot on the base of the tail fin. The face is yellow-orange. Females lack the blue spots and have prominent black patches on the dorsal, anal, and ventral fins.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Very territorial and aggressive. Highly destructive, and will uproot plants, dig up gravel, move stones, and damage equipment such as heaters. Predatory. Cannot really be kept with any tankmates. Rearing a group of juveniles and then removing spare fish once a pair has formed is really the only practical way to keep this species.

Breeding is not difficult, though pairing off such large and aggressive fish will be a challenge. Once settled, the parents will spawn on a flat surface. Several thousand eggs are produced. These are guarded by both parents. The fry are large and easy to rear.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Central America
Temperature 24-28C
Size Around 30 cm
Water Parameters Slightly alkaline conditions are preferred
Water PH 7.0-8.0