Other Midas Cichlid Names:
Midas Cichlid Scientific Name:
Amphilophus citrinellus, Amphilophus citrinellum, Archocentrus citrinellus, Cichlasoma citrinella, Cichlasoma citrinellum, Herichthys citrinellus, Heros citrinellus
Midas Cichlid Temperament:
Species Type: Central American Cichlids
Midas Cichlid Adult Size: 13 inches (cm)
Midas Cichlid Life Expectancy: 12 years
Midas Cichlid Habitat: Central American lakes
Midas Cichlid Minimum Tank Size:
Highly Aggressive towards all fish including it's own species.
Midas Cichlid Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - does well with pellet or flake food but diet can be supplimented with live foods such as earthworms.
Midas Cichlid Description:
This is an extremely aggressive species of fish. They are so territorial that they may attack their owners when the tank is cleaned! A large tank with room for females to hide is neccesary if this species is kept in multiples.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Species only tank is highly reccomended.
Midas Cichlid Breeding & Spawning:
This species is moderately difficult to breed. Midas Cichlids are intollerant of their own species and other cichlids. The use of a tank divider may be necessary to assure the safety of the female. Use a divider that the fish can see each other through, such as the egg crate used in lighting fixtures. Many breeders cut holes in the egg crate that are large enough for the female to get through, but too small for the male to get through. This way if the male becomes too aggressive, the female can escape to the safe side of the aquarium.
Determining Midas Cichlid Sex:
Males tend to be larger with a more pronounced hump on the forehead.
Midas Cichlid Diseases:
HITH - Hole in the head disease
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