redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

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The LFS told me they are importing some redhead cichlid (vieja synspila) next week, I am interested :)
Anyone has any idea about this fish, its requirements, tank size , sexing etc
Hope they will arrive safe :)
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

The same requirements as an Oscar. You have a 50% at getting an aggressive one, and you can't reliably sex until past 10"; unless you vent or the breeding tube drops around 5".

I don't find vieja types too personable like oscars. They do their own thing until feeding time. If they are the only fish in the tank, they "might" become more personable.

Also, make sure you get a Synspilum and not a Bifasciatus or Fenetrus.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

I have 2 in my tank. click on my YT Channel link on my Signature if you want to see them.


They grow slower than oscars and don't have the gurth. aren't as messy eaters. have beautiful colors. one of my favorite fish i've ever had. ... i would say mine are mildy aggressive, nothing too crazy. i think i may have 2 females. they are aroudn 10" but no sign of nuchal hump. and no breeding attempts. but maybe just tough to tell at this point.

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jnet replied the topic: Re: redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

I want one :) its on my list to buy :)

I'm living my life, but not necessarily in the right order :)

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

get one for you big tank Jnet. maybe 3. :)


I'm surprised more people havent chime in on this thread. this is an amazing fish.

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Matt replied the topic: Re: redhead cichlid vieja synspila info

Very pretty fish, no doubt, just not my cup of tea.

Hi Ryan!

cebosound wrote: Waterchange, Waterchange, waterchange... till your knuckles are bleeding. ;) :lol:

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