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Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus

ex Cichlasoma (Archocentrus) nigrofasciatus



New Photos - February 2005

Top left: A male C. nigrofasciatus patrolling over its spawning site. Top right: A female C. nigrofasciatus hiding in the rock pile. Bottom: A breeding pair of C. nigrofasciatus defends its spawning site against a Paretroplus nourissati. Click on the above images for the high resolution pictures. Photo by G.J.Reclos/MCH

New photos- November 2004

A photo of a female in breeding coloration with the classic red spot on her belly (do they ever stop breeding?). Click on the above images for the high resolution pictures. Photo by G.J.Reclos/MCH (October 2004)

A photo of a female in breeding coloration with the classic red spot on her belly. Click on the above image for the high resolution pictures. Photo by G.J.Reclos/MCH

Click on the above images for the high resolution pictures. Photos by G.J.Reclos/MCH

Female convict cichlids guarding her spawning site (left). Male convict cichlid successfully guarding his territory against a much larger red blood parrot cichlid. Click on the images for larger pictures. Photos by G.J.Reclos /MCH

  Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus (convict cichlid)  

The ideal cichlid for the beginner. Hardy, ready to spawn in almost any environment, excellent parental care and beautiful. It may lack the striking colors of other cichlids but this is outweighed by its small size, ease to feed, small quarters required and the typical behavior of the cichlid. Neglected by many because of its easiness to keep, it is a delight to watch. Will eat anything and will have no problem with almost any water chemistry, provided the water is changed regularly. I got them four months ago. Since then, they have doubled in size and have already spawned. About 100 fry (see bottom photo) are swimming in the tank now while the parents defend them fiercely. Due to lack of tank space, raising them in their own tank is not possible. I just hope some of them will make it.

There is also a video clip showing the C. nigrofasciatus fry.

Ten specimens was kindly donated to me by fellow hobbyist Manthos Vagionakis to whom special thanks. Photo by John Reclos / MCH

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