Blue-Eye Cichlid (Cryptoheros spilurus)

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Blue-Eye Cichlid

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Female Blue-Eye Cichlid

Cryptoheros spilurus

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

[[Minimum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::30 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Additional names

Blue-Eye Cichlid, Blue Eyed Cichlid, Jade Eyed Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma spilurum, Heros spilurus, Archocentrus spilurum, Archocentrus spilurus


Origin

Central America: Atlantic slope from Belize to Nicaragua.

Sexing

Males are more colourful, longer fins, and larger.

Tank compatibility

Compatible only with robust similar-sized fish as this fish can be territorial and a bully.

Diet

Frozen and live foods are best, will take flake, pellets as well.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

A spacious tank with good filtration.

Behaviour

A moderately aggressive Cichlid that forms a very strong pair bond.

Identification

Bright Blue eye, lacks the horizontal line of the Archocentrus sajica, all lines vertical, purple to blue background. Can sometimes be mistaken for Sajica cichlid.

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