id Bandit Cichlid-Male
    Bandit Cichlid – Mature Male


  • Common Name: Bandit Cichlid, Acarichthys geayi
  • Origin: French Guiana to Columbia
  • Diet: Pellet Food. Frozen: Mysis, bloodworms, Ocean Plankton; Live blackworms
  • Size: Males 6 inches, Females 4inches.
  • Water Conditions: pH 7.0 to 7.4;
  • Water temperature: 76 to 82 degrees F.
  • Introduced: Pellegrin -1911
  • Sexing: Males will be larger with elongated fins
  • Breeding: Eggs are laid in a cave or on the underside of a flower pot and are guarded by both parents. The female can lay 300 to 500 eggs.  Eggs hatch in 78 hours. Fry will eat baby brine shrimp.
  • Behavior:  The Bandit cichlid is fine with medium sized cichlids in a cichlid community aquarium.  Mix with firemouths, Geophagus, Acarichthys, rainbowbow fish, silver dollars, four line cafish  
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