Common Name: Loiselle's Cichlid
Species: Parachromis loisellei
Distribution: Central America: Atlantic slope from the Ulua River (Honduras) to the Cricamola River (Panama); Pacific slope, in the Tamarindo River (Nicaragua)
Habitat: mostly in swampy waters choked with vegetation
Diet: Will eat most things offered but a large, high quality, carnivore cichlid pellet is ideal as staple food. Large live and frozen foods should be offered regularly, earth and mealworms are ideal.
Maximum Standard Length: up to 12"
Size at sale: ~2"
Temperature: 75 - 80°f
pH: 7.0 - 8.0
Hardness: 4 - 18°dH