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The Salvini Heros salvini Cichlasoma salvini

Category: Cichlids - Central American

Size: 4-6cm

Price: £13.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 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: 4-6cm

Trichromis salvini (The Salvini, Heros salvini, Cichlasoma salvini)

A brilliantly coloured fish, especially when in breeding condition. Basic colour is yellow with two rows of black blotches in horizontal bands. Red and blue flecks mark the fins. A reddish area develops on the lower half of the body when males are in breeding condition. Females generally lack this and have less brilliant colours.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A territorial, aggressive predator. Wild fish feed on small invertebrates and fish. Adapts well to captivity but is territorial so should only be housed with other robust cichlids of similar size. Easy to breed, this species is an open spawner and both parents guard the clutch of around 500 eggs. The fry grow quickly and are easy to rear.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Central America: Mexico to Guatemala and Belize
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 22 cm, but usually much smaller
Water Parameters Slightly alkaline conditions are preferred
Water PH 7.0-8.0