Names: Red Terror
Genus: Cichlasoma, Parapentenia, Nandopis
Temprament: very iffy...mine is a big wuss..hides alot...can also be a real prick sometimes but still classed as Very Aggressive
Size:I have herd of some monsters being 24" but i am told these are mostly fishy tales and 16" + is a good size...hey here's to hoping for a 2ft Festae!!
Cichlid Tankmates: anything big and bad enough to put up with them.... i have kept my festae with Dovii, Managuense, Trimaculatum, Oscars, Bay Snooks and Bifaciatus...the last 3 being harssed a bit...and the previous 3 not giving him much room...so he fit's in somewhere in between.
Non-Cichlid Tankmates: Large Cats, Large Aussie natives... some good target fish are Silver Dollars and Tinfoil Barbs...
Water: pH 6 or under 7 at least.. and soft
Articles: Discussion on Festae and Urophthalmus
On the Web:Real Cichlids Don't Eat Quiche
just to help anyone wanting to sex there festae i will list under each photo there sex....the majority are female