Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Managuense Cichlid; Managua Cichlid; Guapote Tigre; Aztec Cichlid; Spotted Guapote; Jaguar Guapote
Scientific name: Parachromis managuensis
The Jaguar Cichlid is native to nutrient-rich lakes in Nicaragua, Central America, where it feeds on small fish and crustaceans. The Jaguar Cichlid is a handsome and desirable, though challenging, aquarium fish.
The Jaguar Cichlid is a handsomely patterned Cichlid, and has black spots against a background color of yellow/bronze.
Like most other Cichlids, they are territorial and aggressive towards other fish, and for this reason may do best as an individual fish or breeding pair in a well-planted tank with rocks and hiding places. Jaguar Cichlids are known to be quite an aggressive species but display protective behavior toward their spawns.
100 gallons (400 liters) are required for a pair of Jaguar Cichlids.
stunning jaguar, experienced cichlid aquarium, iridescent violet sheen, amazing display fish
tank space, large cichlids, highly aggressive cichlids, turf war, adequate swimming area
horrible reputation, Unfussy eaters, South American cichlids, excellent parents