Cuban Cichlid (Nandopsis tetracanthus)


A large growing and aggressive Cichlid found in freshwater lakes and streams on the island of Cuba, the Cuban Cichlid is uncommon in the hobby but popular with cichlid keepers. With their high contrast black-and-white pattern, large adult size, and outgoing nature, they make for impressive display fish as adults. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but tankmates should be chosen carefully due to their aggressive nature. Other large Central American cichlids or hardy dither fish like Triportheus or Silver Dollar species are generally the best options.


Cuban Cichlid (Nandopsis tetracanthus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 9″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive and territorial, especially towards conspecifics or other cichlids.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.