Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point' Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'
blue convict cichlid


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Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'

Blue Convict Cichlid

Species name: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'

Synonym: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'

Common name: Blue Convict; Honduran Red Fin; Honduran Red Point

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 13 cm / 5 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Central America

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point' (Blue Convict cichlid) is best kept with other medium sized cichlid from Central America or in a community aquarium with other species with similar demands and behavior.

Water parameters: Temperature 23-28°C / 73-82°F; pH 7.2 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point' (Blue Convict cichlid) is best kept in a planted aquarium with some floating plants and open areas to swim on. The aquarium should be decorated to offer a lot of hiding places among rocks.

Feeding: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point' (Blue Convict cichlid) accepts most food sources but a diverse diet is essential for this species to retain its colors.

Breeding: Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point' (Blue Convicts cichlid) is to breed although not as easy as the black convict cichlid. The eggs are laid on a flat surface. The female is in charge of guarding the eggs while the male guards the breeding territory.

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Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'