The base color of the Wolf Cichlid (Parachromis dovii) is gold, and well-kept specimens will take on a beautiful lavender color. They have random black spots all over their body. Juveniles are gold with a black horizontal stripe.
Big and mean best describes this cichlid. Dovii are known for their aggression, so tank mates need to compete with their temperament and size. It is recommended that these fish are kept in a large species tank with no tankmates to avoid issues. They will eat anything small enough to fit in their mouth, and will not hesitate to beat more docile tankmates. Feed pellets, frozen foods like silversides and krill, and earthworms on occasion. This fish is a substrate spawner.
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