Panamensis - Rosy Cichlid

Central American Cichlid | Panamensis - Rosy Cichlid

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Cryptoheros panamensis

Common Name: Rosy Cichlid

Adult Size: 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 - 15 years

Habitat: Panama

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 78 - 84°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 15

Temperament: Aggressive

Diet/Nutrition:  Omnivore, will eat flakes, pellets, freeze dried and live foods. Give them a varied diet with lots of protein.

Breeding: Easy to breed. They begin breeding fairly small, with the female at about 1 ½ -2 inches. The female lays the eggs in a secluded pot or cave and guards them viciously with the male also defending the territory. Fry are easy to raise, and grow quickly. Fed initially on baby brine shrimp, and then on crushed flake.

Gender: Males are larger than females, and attain trailers to the anal and dorsal fin. Females also take on a black and white breeding dress.