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Cichlosoma salvini
Salvins cichlid
(Guenther, 1862)

(Other members of the genus Cichlosoma)

ADULT SIZE: 15 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Neutral

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-26 C

FOOD: Feed Cichlosoma salvini small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

AQUARIUM CARE: An attractive cichlid - and hence one that is quite common in the aquarium hobby. Best fed on livefoods, with some prepared foods also taken.

Have you bred Cichlosoma salvini? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Cichlosoma salvini breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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