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CSA1889

LYON'S CICHLID (Amphilophus Lyonsi)

Regular price $19.99

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Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Maximum Size: 12"

Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons

Water Conditions: 74-83° F, pH 6.0-7.5, KH 2-10

Diet: Omnivore

Origin: Central America

Family: Cichlidae

Species: Lyon's Cichlid

Aquarium Type: Cichlid-New-World

Species Information

Lyon's Cichlids (Amphilophus lyonsi) are widely distributed throughout the streams and lagoons of Central America, including El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. While not common by any means, they are available in the aquarium hobby from time to time.

Hobbyists are more likely to find Lyon's Cichlids and other hard to find species in larger fish stores, those that somewhat specialize in Cichlids or online specialty vendors. Amphilophus lyonsi is a very active swimmer and inquisitive species that will often develop a bond with their owner. It is not uncommon for them to approach the glass and follow the hobbyist as they pass by the aquarium.

The aggressiveness of the Lyon's Cichlid varies greatly depending on it's environment and tank mates. When housed in larger aquariums (220 gallons or greater) they are typically not overly aggressive towards their tank mates. When housed in aquariums that do not provide enough space for them to have adequate territory or when housed with very similar species, the Lyon's Cichlid can be quite aggressive.

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