Synspilum Cichlid (Paratheraps vieja) for Sale: Size, Tank, Care, Types, Breeding

Paratheraps vieja The Synspilum Cichlid, scientifically known as Parachromis synspilus, is a captivating and highly sought-after species in the world of aquarium enthusiasts. Originating from the freshwater habitats of Central America, particularly in regions like Guatemala and Honduras, these cichlids have earned a special place in the hearts of aquarists due to their striking appearance and engaging behavior.

Synspilum Cichlids are renowned for their vibrant colors, unique markings, and intriguing social dynamics, making them a popular choice for both experienced hobbyists and newcomers to the world of cichlid keeping. In this guide, we will delve into the fascinating world of the Synspilum Cichlid, exploring their characteristics, care requirements, and the joy they bring to aquariums.

Up for sale are captive bred Synspilum. We have purchase options available for 1" and 3" unsexed fish. We do have larger ones available, please email us with your zip code for more information. Additional shipping costs may apply. These fish max out at 12" for males and 9" for females.

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Quick Facts on Synspilum Cichlid

Common Name: Synspilum Cichlid
Scientific Name: Parachromis synspilus
Species: Cichlid
Origin: Native to Central America, primarily found in Guatemala and Honduras
Size: Adult Synspilum Cichlids can reach lengths of 12 to 14 inches (30 to 35 cm).
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Generally peaceful for a cichlid, but can become territorial, especially during breeding.
Diet: Omnivorous; they accept a varied diet of high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms, and occasional plant matter.
Minimum Tank Size: A tank with a minimum capacity of 75 gallons is recommended to provide ample swimming space and accommodate their size.
Temperature: They thrive in a temperature range of 76°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
pH Range: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.

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