Users' questions

Is Vieja argentea aggressive?

Is Vieja argentea aggressive?

The Silver Cichlid (Vieja argentea) is found in the rivers and drainage systems of western Mexico. As is common with many of the central American Cichlid species, the Silver Cichlid is quite aggressive and territorial.

How do you breed Vieja argentea?

The best pair should be chosen for breeding and other pairs should be removed. Up to 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized in a pit. After 3 days the eggs hatch and another 3 days later the young fishes are swimming free. You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

In what River system Vieja argentea lives?

Appears to be endemic to the River Usumacinta drainage in western Mexico.

What is a red terror cichlid?

Red terror cichlid (Cichlasoma festae) is a bright, large and territory dependent fish of Cichlidae family. Often the fish is kept in species tanks due to its temper. But this is one of the best fishes for those who want to have extremely clever, large, bright and aggressive fish in a tank.

How big do black belt cichlids get?

12 inches long
That dark bar is how these cichlids get their name: black belt cichlids. These fish usually live to be eight to 12 years old and will grow to be up to 12 inches long.

How big do true parrot cichlids get?

Average adult size: Up to 18 inches (45 cm), although 10 – 14 inches (25.4 – 35.6 cm) is much more likely.

Are Red Terrors aggressive?

As well as their vibrant coloration, Red Terrors are so named for their very aggressive temperament and boisterous personality.

What is the biggest cichlid?

Boulengerochromis microlepis
Boulengerochromis microlepis This, at 90cm/36″ TL in males and 75cm/30″ in females, is the world’s largest cichlid, though anglers have made claims for Cichla that size or larger. It is endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it lives over wide expanses of sand with scattered rocks and beds of plants.

How many cichlids can I put in a 55 gallon tank?

15 African cichlids
African cichlids do better when crowded with other African cichlids, but they should be monitored for aggressive behavior and removed if needed. A 55 gallon tank can house up to 15 African cichlids depending on species, maximum size and temperament.

How aggressive are Vieja cichlids?

The Angosturan cichlid (Vieja breidohri) is a very aggressive Central American cichlid. Ideal tank mates are limited to non-cichlids such as Plecos, Clown Loaches, or large Corydoras species. Fast fish such as Large Tetras can also be kept with this species.

How many blood parrot cichlids can I keep together?

A Blood Parrot Cichlid needs at least a 30 gallon tank – this will be enough for one fish. Every additional fish needs at least 10 gallons to ensure that they all have plenty of space.

How do I know if my parrot fish is male or female?

Examine the dorsal and anal fins. If the fins are rounded, the fish is a female. If the parrot fish has pointed dorsal and anal fins, the fish could be either a male or a female.

How long does a Vieja argentea cichlid live?

If given the correct conditions, Vieja argentea can live up to 4-5 years but its life span will be reduced if not looked after properly. Vieja argentea is very aggressive and should be kept in larger tanks to give it plenty of room. A pair will require a four foot tank to be happy.

How big is a Vieja argentea fish tank?

48″ x 18″ x 15″ (120cm x 45cm x 37.5cm) – 200 litres for an adult pair. Aquarium filters which have been highly recommended by customers in your area can be found here. The tank should be decorated with rocks and bogwood.

Do you have to filtrate Vieja hartwegi fish?

Vieja hartwegi are high waste producers so an excellent filtration is required. Normally the males will be o.k. with their tank mates but they can turn aggressive without any warning and attack the other fish, this should always be watched. Thanks to Jonathon Whipple.