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Nicaragua Cichlid aka Cichlasoma nicaraguensis

I’ve kept these Cichlids twenty years ago, and I’ve been trying to find a pair since, these cichlids have spectacular colours, especially when . I’ve not seen them in the shops, and in the late 80s, was lucky to have three females and one male – long since gone.

I was lucky to find, that a local cichlid breeder, was giving up a very young pair. I put them in a quarantine tank, with a pair of Geophagus proximus, I like to quarantine all new arrivals into the , for four weeks before moving them into breeding tanks. I picked these up on the 9th September, and I noticed the Geos were being bashed to hell, only to notice in a plant pot, fry a few days off from free swimming.

The unusual thing about the Nicaragua Cichlid Cichlasoma nicaraguensis is that the eggs they lay, are not adhesive, and roll-around the floor. I assume so they can move them from nest to nest, unlike most cichlids, that use a surface to spawn on, and their eggs are adhesive.

Female NIC with fry 1
Female Cichlasoma nicaraguensis with fry.

Female NIC with fry 2
Female Cichlasoma nicaraguensis with fry.

Male NIC
Male Cichlasoma nicaraguensis with fry.

Male and Female NIC with fry
Male and Female Cichlasoma nicaraguensis with fry.

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