Tricolor Cichlid - Cichlasoma salvini
Species name: Cichlasoma salvini
Synonym: Cichlasoma tenue; Heros salvini; Heros triagramma
Common name: Salvinis Cichlid; Tricolor Cichlid; Yellowbelly Cichlid
Maximum size: 23 cm / 9 inches
Origin: Cichlasoma salvini (Salvinis Cichlid) are found in southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Company: Cichlasoma salvini (Salvinis Cichlid) is best ket with other central American cichlids
Water parameters: Temperature 22-30°C / 72-86°F; pH 6.5 – 8.0
Aquarium setup: Cichlasoma salvini (Salvinis Cichlid) should be kept in large aquarium with plenty of hiding places among roots and rocks, some fishes but not all leave plants unharmed. Floating plants are appreciated.
Feeding: Cichlasoma salvini (Salvinis Cichlid) accepts all types of food.
Breeding: Cichlasoma salvini (Salvinis Cichlid) can be breed in aquarium. They lay their eggs on a flat substrate; usually a rock and the parents guard the eggs and fry. The male is primarily guarding the territory while the female guards the eggs.
Picture of female Salvinis Cichlid; Tricolor Cichlid - Cichlasoma salvini. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Male Cichlasoma salvini - Salvinis Cichlid; Tricolor Cichlid. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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