Haitian Cichlid (Nandopsis haitiensis)
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- Haitian Cichlid, Black Nasty Cichlid, Odo Cichlid
Additional scientific names
- Cichlasoma haitiensis, Nandopsis haitiensis, Cichlasoma vombergae, Cichlasoma vombergi
- Found in Central America, endemic to Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic).
- As the fish reaches maturity, males will have a white background body colour with black peppered spotting. Females will have a white face with a mostly black body colouration.
- An exceptionally territorial large Cichlid, best kept in large species tanks alone or in male/female bonded pairs.
- Varied diet, some vegetable matter preferred. Spirulina flakes as staple diet when young; Spirulina pellets when fish reach suitable size, supplemented with earthworms.
- Feed anything from once to three times a day in small portions.
- Requires a very spacious tank with secure décor and excellent filtration.
- An extremely territorial Cichlid.
- See sexing. An oval shaped Cichlid with a sloping forehead and large eyes.
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