Convict Cichlid - Amatitlania nigrofasciata - Small
As quite an aggressive cichlid, Convicts are best kept with cichlids of larger size or equal temperament. While they will uproot most plants and enjoy digging and moving things around in their home, suitable decoration includes rockwork, driftwood, plants, and any other areas that will provide shelter and hiding space. Convicts are very easy to breed and pairs form quite easily. They may breed numerous times throughout the year, leaving you with a plethora of young fish. Feed Convicts a variety of meaty foods, as well as vegetable matter, like lettuce. A hearty flake or pellet is fine as a staple diet.
|Common Name||Convict Cichlid - Small|
|Scientific Name||Amatitlania nigrofasciata|
|Max Size (in inches)||6|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||55|