Parachromis Managuense – Jaguar Cichlid – Profile & Photos

The Jaguar Cichlid (Parachromis Managuense) is a popular member of the Parachromis family. They come from Central America and get fairly large. They are predatory fish as well, so forget about keeping guppies with them. They do great in larger predatory tanks or Central / South American cichlid themed tanks. You need a good size tank for an adult, 125 gallons or more is best.

Scientific Name: Parachromis Managuense

Common Name: Jaguar Cichlid

Regions of Origin: Central America

Temperament: Nasty, like many of the Parachromis family. The Guapotes are not generally friendly, some species can cohabitate in the right conditions but mostly they are aggressive fish.

Diet: Smaller fish, crustaceans, and other live prey items. In captivity a large protein rich pellet can be used as well.

Size: Females up to 12″, males up to 16″.

Water: PH 6.0-7.2, Temperature – 72°-82°

This is a female Jaguar Cichlid, she is about 3 years old. Around 10″ or so. Give or take an inch.

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