Emerald Cichlid (Cribroheros robertsoni)

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Remarks: Emerald Cichlids (Cribroheros robertsoni) are sand-sifting cichlids that require sand to feed and maintain healthy gills. They are very similar to South American Geophagus sp. in this respect. When mature, they have very bright emerald-green scales over most of their body. They are fairly peaceful as Central Americans go, but their large size (10") still commands respect. When breeding, they can aggressively defend their sand pit, but otherwise they will leave their tankmates alone. 

Scientific Name: Cribroheros robertsoni

Common Name: Emerald Cichlid

Max Size: 10"

pH: 6.0-8.0

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: Central America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

Compatibility: Semi-aggressive cichlids, large tetras, livebearers

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