Pastel Cichlid (Amphilophus alfari)

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Pastel Cichlid

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Pastel Cichlid

Amphilophus alfari

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

[[Minimum temperature::20 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::34 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Additional names

Pastel Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma alfari, Astatheros alfari, Cichlasoma bouchellei


Origin

Found across Central America from the Atlantic slope from Honduras (Patuca River) to Costa Rica.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Must have a soft substrate as this fish likes to dig and can be quite enthusiastic about it, for this reason will uproot plants.

Behaviour

Can be aggressive and territorial towards others, especially when spawning.

Identification

Colouration on this Cichlid varies depending on its origin. It resembles a hybrid of a Jack Dempsey and a Severum.

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