pantano cichlid

Scientific name Cincelichthys pearsei
Descriptor Hubbs
Year of description 1936
IUCN category LC
Family Cichlidae
Genus Cincelichthys
Cincelichthys pearsei Cincelichthys pearsei


Cincelichthys pearsei, commonly known as pantano cichlid, is a fresh water fish from the Central America.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year

How to recognize the pantano cichlid ?

The pantano cichlid measures between 18 and 30 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and marron body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The pantano cichlid is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . Naturally, it tends to dig into the sand and transform its environment.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the pantano cichlid has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The pantano cichlid is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 30 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 8
  • gh (hardness)
    3 - 14

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