haitian cichlid

Scientific name Nandopsis haitiensis
Descriptor Tee-Van
Year of description 1935
IUCN category LC
Family Cichlidae
Genus Nandopsis
Nandopsis haitiensis Nandopsis haitiensis

Introduction

Nandopsis haitiensis, commonly known as haitian cichlid, is a fresh water fish from the Central America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    12 year
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    12 year

How to recognize the haitian cichlid ?

The haitian cichlid measures between 20 and 25 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The haitian cichlid hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The haitian cichlid is a fish living as a couple naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . Naturally, it tends to dig into the sand and transform its environment.

The haitian cichlid is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The haitian 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
    24 - 30 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7.2 - 8
  • gh (hardness)
    6 - 16

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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