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Convict Cichlid

Amatitlania nigrofasciata


The wild-type of the species has 8 or 9 black vertical bars on a blue-grey body, along with a dark blotch on the operculum.Juvenile convict cichlids are monomorphic until they reach sexual maturity. The male is mostly gray with light black stripes along the body. Males are larger than females, and they have more pointed ventral, dorsal and anal fins which often extend into filaments. In addition, older males frequently develop vestigial fatty lumps on their foreheads.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Marlon829! Beautiful species! I guess this is captive? Could you please fill in the Habitat section (aquarium, etc...). If you wish there's also a Captive Animals mission you can join and add this and similar spottings to:
Thanks in advance!

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Bukidnon, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 12, 2015
Submitted on Mar 12, 2015

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