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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Scientific Name: Nandopsis managuense

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Central America

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Jaguar Cichlid, Managua Cichlid, Manguense Cichlid, Cichlasoma managuense, Parachromis managuense, Spotted Guapote, Jaguar Guapote , Cichlasoma managueuse, Herichthys managuense, Heros managuensis



Technical Info

Temperature: 23 - 26 ℃

pH: 7 - 8.2

GH: 5 - 15

Max size: 50 cm

Min Tank size: 200 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



An elongated cichlid with an up-turned mouth. The most common color type has a pinkish-gray to beige background, base coloration. The body is covered with black spots and splotches. These are very irregular and no two fish have the same pattern. On the fins, this pattern continues. The iris of the eye is bright red.



Carnivore-Will accept most foods including live/frozen foods such as bloodworm, shrimp, krill and earthworms. Will eat small fish but store-bought feeder fish and especially goldfish are not recommended.



Some report breeding as difficult while others consider it fairly easy. In any case, up to 5000 yellow eggs are laid on a surface. The male guards the eggs and the fry very aggressively. The young grow quickly if fed live foods (Daphnia, Artemia). The pair often will break up after spawning and look for another mate.


Compatible with

Big cichlid syndrome. Will see smaller fish as food. Can be aggressive when breeding and are always territorial. Male can be aggressive towards any female Managuense if the female doesn’t want to breed when the male does. Adequate cover in the aquarium can help disperse this aggression. Suggested companions are Cichlasomines, other South American cichlids, Loricarids, Pimelodids, large Characins, Hemichromis, Tilapia.



A large and well filtered tank is ideal with dimmed lighting and plenty of hiding places provided in bogwood and branches.