Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will NOT work properly! Please, consider enabling Cookies in order to maximise your user experience while browsing.
Recent discussions at Aqua-Fish+
  1. PondSealer at Maintainging a garden fish pond tasks on
  2. TheFishWorks at A guide on growing aquarium plants with FAQ, forum and species on …display more of the recent discussions
  3. Salviashaman at A guide on caring for Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) on
  4. Salviashaman at A guide on setting a South American blackwater stream biotope aquarium on
  5. Figureguy at Chemistry of Aquarium Water with FAQ on
  6. Jackson20 at A guide on feeding aquarium fish frozen foods on
  7. Senator Wisdom at Bloodfin tetra (Aphyocharax alburnus) on
  8. CayceR at A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids on
  9. Ness at A guide on raising African Dwarf Frogs with pictures and forum on
  10. Terry Mitchell at A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco on
Southern checkmark cichlid - Vieja godmanni

Southern checkmark cichlid - Vieja godmanni

Scientific name: Vieja godmanni

Common name: Southern checkmark cichlid

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 26 - 31 cm (10.24 - 12.2 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 7.7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 19°N (178.57 - 339.29ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 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

Southern checkmark cichlid will accept quality flake or cichlid pellets but requires some vegetable matter in its diet. Spirulina flake is ideal for this fish along with some spinach and peas.


South America; Southern checkmark cichlid is to be found in Belize, Costa Rica, and Guatemala


Males tend to be slightly larger than the females and may have extended finnage.


There are no reported cases of Southern checkmark cichlids breeding in the aquarium, it is believed that they breed like many cichlids by depositing their eggs on a flat surface and both parents will tend the brood.


The expected life span of Vieja godmanni is believed to be 8-10 years.

Short description

Water quality needs to be high to keep Vieja godmanni with regular water changes and good filtration. They will require a large tank with plenty of open swimming space.


Bought by from checkmark cichlid picture

Did you know?

Please, verify whether your login and password are valid. If you don't have an account here, register one free of charge, please. Click here to close this box.

You have been logged out successfully! This box will close automatically!

Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again!

Your message has been sent, thanks a lot!

Page has been saved, refresh it now, please!

The page has been created, you will now be redirected!

URL already exists!

Path to the photo is not unique!

Really delete this page from the database?

The page has been removed successfully, you will be redirected now!

The page couldn't be deleted!!

Unfortunately this page doesn't allow discussion. Please, find any other page that fits your area of interest as over 99% of our pages allow discussion. The reason why no discussion is allowed here is this page is too general. Thanks a lot for understanding! Click here to search, please!

Really delete this comment from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Selected comment has been removed successfully!

Selected image has been removed successfully!

Either login or email address is required

Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions