Wolf Cichlid - AC Tropical Fish

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Not only its size, but also its speed and intelligence make the wolf cichlid powerful enough to annihilate the other fish that share its space. This huge predator often becomes the top dog in its tank.
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Due to high Wolf Cichlid growth rate, you will have a fair amount of feeding expenses. However, this fish is not suitable for beginner keepers. They have high growing rate and will require a very large tank. Few hundreds of gallons of water are required so this species can successfully sustain. If you put them together with other fish then you need an even larger tank. When these fish have juveniles don’t even think to put your hand in the tank. Parachromis dovii Guapote Wolf Cichlid 1.5 inch Live Fish FULLY GUARANTEED
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The wolf cichlid is a large highly predatory cichlid species that requires very large aquariums. They are very aggressive and can only be kept with other large, robust aggressive fish species. Their size, predatory nature and aggressiveness make them unsuitable as aquarium fish and they are only recommended for fish and cichlids lovers who have the facilities to keep them. Don’t get them unless you can house a fully grow 2ft + / 60 cm + long wolf cichlid. They are easy to care for if you have a large enough aquarium.The wolf cichlid is usually sold under the name wolf cichlid but can sometimes be found under the name dovii cichlid or simply dovii. They might also in rare instances be referred to as leopard cichlids, a name which is derived from the German name for this fish Leoparden buntbarsch. Sport fishers often refer to this fish as rainbow bass. In the areas where they are naturally occurring they are usually referred to as guapote (guapote blanco) or lagunero in Spanish and as rainbow bass in English speaking regions.They are popular food fish in the areas where they occur naturally and can be prepared in a number of different ways. Grilled wolf cichlid is very tasty if seasoned correctly and is recommended to anyone who has the privilege of travelling in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.Many recommend a 130 gallon / 500 L aquarium for wolf cichlids and that is fine for juvenile and smaller adult specimens. Fully grown fish will however need considerable larger tanks and I recommend tanks that are at least 4 times wider than the fish is long. The length of the tank should also be at least 4 times the total length of the fish and preferable about 10 times the total length of the wolf cichlid. The wolf cichlid has a slender body that is all muscle. It looks like the predatory it is. The body has a silver shimmer to it which sometimes contains a little green. A black stripe runs across the body from the back of the eye to the tailfin. The line looks like it consist of a line of pearls/spots that has grown together making the line look a little blurred. From each of these “pearls” there run one or several grey bands to the top of the fish. The lower half of the body is brighter than the darker higher part.They prefer a pH of 7 and a temperature of 22 - 27°C / 72 - 81°F. They are however very hardy fish and can tolerate other water parameters. As an example of their hardiness can be said that they in wild are found in waters with the temperature of 21 – 37°C / 70 - 99°F. That the wolf cichlid can tolerate such extreme does however not mean that you should subject them to it. Try to give your wolf cichlids as ideal conditions as possible.