Other Flier Cichlid Names:
Flier Cichlid Scientific Name:
Archocentrus centrarchus, Cichlasoma centrarchus, Herichthys centrarchus, Heros centrarchus
Flier Cichlid Temperament:
Species Type: Central American Cichlids
Flier Cichlid Adult Size: 8 inches (cm)
Flier Cichlid Life Expectancy: 8 years
Flier Cichlid Habitat: Central American lakes and rivers
Flier Cichlid Minimum Tank Size:
Territorial and mildly aggressive.
Flier Cichlid Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet foods supplimented with fresh green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumber slices and peas. Bloodworms, earthworms or beef heart can also be included in the diet.
Flier Cichlid Description:
The flier cichlid is an pleasant looking barred cichlid that is native to the waters of Central America. The flier cichlid can reach a maximum length of about 6 inches and is a mildly aggressive fish. The fish is usually greenish-brown with darker vertical bars along its sides. This fish is easy to keep and does not have strict water quality requirements.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other central american cichlids and catfish or plecos.
Flier Cichlid Breeding & Spawning:
Breeding the flier cichlid in a home aquarium is a fairly easy task if water quality is good. Pairs of flier cichlids will form and choose a spawning location. The preferred spawning locations are cave-like structures with flat bottoms. Hundreds of eggs are layed on the flat bottom surface and the pair will aggressively defend the spawning site.
Determining Flier Cichlid Sex:
Males tend to be larger with longer anal and dorsal fins.
All over but also likes to sift sand from tank bottom.
Flier Cichlid Diseases:
None specific to species.
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