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Red Mota Cichlid - Parachromis motaguensis - Small Juvenile

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The Mota Cichlid (Parachromis motaguensis) is also known as the Motaguense or the False Yellowjacket Cichlid. The Red Mota Cichlid is a variant with a reddish base color covered in black speckle-like markings.


Though one of the more passive of the Parachromis cichlids, these fish are very aggressive and are best kept alone or in a species-only aquarium. They are carnivores and should be fed a varied diet of fresh, prepared and frozen meaty foods.


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Common NameRed Mota Cichlid - Sm. Juv.
Scientific NameParachromis motaguensis
Max Size (in inches)12
Min Tank Size (in gallons)125
pH Range7.0-8.0
Temperature Range75-82
OriginCentral America
Community SafeNo
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State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


Ratings & Reviews

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Red Tiger Mota


This fresh water cichlid is very aggressive as a juvenile but will grow to have absolutely beautiful colors! Not found in local petshops.

Red Tiger Mota


This beautiful colored freshwater cichlid may be classified as aggressive, but it truly is NOT extremely or highly aggressive. Take caution when selecting tankmates. I would recommend housing this cichlid with semi-aggressive cichlids. Definitely a 5 star freshwater cichlid though.

Red Tiger Mota


I picked up five of these in June. They are definitely aggressive, but this is mainly conspecific. I can not wait until their colors really start to show :)

Incorrect fish


Purchased 5 of these back in February. Received parachromis loisellei instead. 2nd set of fish I received that were not what they were stated. Only reason I'm giving 2 stars is because fish showed up healthy and are growing great.



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