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Yellow Convict (Cryptoheros nanoluteus)

Photo of: Yellow Convict (Cryptoheros nanoluteus)
 

Scientific Name(s): Cryptoheros nanoluteus, Archocentrus nanoluteus, Cichlasoma nanoluteus, Heros nanoluteus

 

Common Name(s): Yellow Convict

 

Family: Cichlidae

 

Species Type: Central American Cichlids

 

Maximum Size: 4 inches

 

Life Span: 11 years

 

Natural Habitat: Central American rivers

 

Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

 

Tank Region: All over

 

Possible Tank Mates: Other less aggressive cichlids or larger live bearers.

 

Description: This is one of the more sensitive species amongst the Cryptoheros genus. The nanoluteus will probably not do well with fish that are more aggressive than they are. These fish would be best kept in pairs along with some small to medium sized livebearers.

 

Temperature Range: 72°F - 82°F

     
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pH Range: 7 - 8

     
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Hardness Range: 5° - 20°

     
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Breeding Information:

 

Sexing Information: Males tend to be larger with a hump on the head and females have a distinctive black circle on the dorsal fin.

 

Diet: Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet food supplimented with fresh vegetables and frozen meats.

 

Temperament: Mildly aggressive and territorial.

 

Common Diseases: None specific to species.

 

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Central American Cichlids


Author

Keith Pardee

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