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White Cichlid Vieja argentea

Category: Cichlids - Central American

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £11.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock

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

Vieja argentea (White Cichlid)

A large, pearl-coloured fish with numerous small black spots on its body and fins. There are additional large black patches on the forehead, flanks, and the base of the tail. This fish has a metallic sheen that gives it different colours depending on mood and lighting. In good condition, it is an extremely attractive species. There are no obvious differences between the sexes, though the males probably develop a nuchal hump when mature and may have longer fins as well.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Vieja are large, omnivorous cichlids that work well in community tanks with other robust but not overtly aggressive cichlids. They are somewhat aggressive at spawning time, but are otherwise tolerant.

In the wild these fish eat a mix of algae, plants, organic detritus, and small invertebrates such as insect larvae. A similarly diverse diet is required in the aquarium. Basic care is not difficult, but they are intolerant of poor water quality and need a mature, well-filtered aquarium.

Breeding is relatively straightforward. Eggs are laid in a cleaned spawning pit. Both parents guard the eggs and fry. Once free swimming the fry can be reared on Artemia nauplii, algae, liquid fry food, and finely powdered flake.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Central America
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 27 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water required
Water PH 7.0-8.0