Bolivian cichlid - Cichlasoma boliviense
Scientific name: Cichlasoma boliviense
Common name: Bolivian cichlid
Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 11 cm (3.94 - 4.33 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 16°N (89.29 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
In true cichlid fashion, Bolivian cichlids are not fussy eaters. Use a quality flake or cichlid pellet for the staple diet and offer them treats of chopped cockles or mussels, blood worms and chopped shrimps for treats.
South America; Bolivian cichlids are to be found in the waterways of Bolivia and Peru.
Males will be slightly larger and more colourful than the females; they will also have extended dorsal and anal fins.
Bolivian cichlids are extremely difficult to breed in the aquarium; it is believed that they breed in a typical Cichlasoma fashion.
The expected life span of Cichlasoma boliviense is 5-8 years.
Cichlasoma boliviense prefer a tank with hiding places added but any plants in the tank are likely to be uprooted. Bolivian cichlids are not the most aggressive of the cichlids but they should only be kept with other cichlids of a similar size.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.