True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus) 7-8 inch

True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus) 7-8 inch

$149.99 Regular Price
$134.99Sale Price

Parrot Cichlid

Hoplarchus psittacus

Synonyms Aequidens psittacus, Centrarchus psittacus, Cichlasoma psittacum, Heros psittacus, Hoplarchus pentacanthus
Distribution Brazil and Venezuela.
Maximum Size 35cm (13.8")
Sexual Dimorphism Difficult to distinguish unless a natural pair forms within the aquarium. When in spawning mode, the genital papilla of the male fish is shorter and blunter.
Temperature 27-30 deg C (81-86 deg F). Vigorous aeration essential.
Water Parameters Soft and acidic. pH: 5.5-6.5, dH: up to 8 degrees. Peat filtration suggested.
Compatibility Species-only aquarium; Specialist community.
Lighting

Dim. Brighter illumination should be diffused with plants.

 

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