Scientific name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Common name: Convict cichlid Family: Cichlidae Usual size in fish tanks: 13 - 15 cm (5.12 - 5.91 inch) 0 14 Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8 Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm) 0°C 32°F 30°C 86°F Recommended temperature: 20 - 27 °C (68 - 80.6°F) The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning Where the species comes from: Central America Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels Feeding Quite easy. Use small fish (Guppies for example), granules, beef heart, tubifex, small worms, insects. Don’t forget to use vitamins-rich food. Sexing Males are larger than females. Breeding Like other Central America cichlids, Convict cichlids lay eggs on a previously cleaned rock. Parents will guard the fry. Lifespan Up to 10 years. Picture credit Thanks to Kevin who has allowed us to use his pictures. Some pictures were sent by Krysta Kehoe. Other pictures were bought from jjphoto.dk. Also thanks to Jonathon Whipple.