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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

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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