Paraneetroplus/Vieja Heterospilus (Montecristo Cichlid)

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Paraneetroplus/Vieja Heterospilus Central American
Common name - Montecristo Cichlid
Size - juvenile roughly 2.5 inches adults can reach 8 to 9 inches
Temp - 81 to 82
Temperment- Peaceful
Diet - Nls algaemax/reg sinking, Omega one kelp/reg pellets. spinach, romaine lettuce, peas, Mysis shrimp, nls flakes
Comments- (all info posted is about my fish only and the conditions which it is kept in, it is not generalized to all heterospilus) slow growing but peaceful vieja on the rare side information is mostly from other keepers. Was purchased from wetspottropicals. Very social almost Oscar like begging for food and tail wagging and has a huge appetite hasn't rejected any food given. Does not hide much but does seek cover occasionally. Kept with black gravel and black back round I did not notice a difference in color when kept with a lighter substrate
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DMD123 replied the topic: Rules of This Category

The vieja family has recently seen a lot of changes and this fish is also known as Paraneetroplus heterospilus.

Also the fish has the potential to get bigger than the 9-10" size. This is a picture of my friends adult fish that passed away and it was 12 inches (female)

Picture is not mine but belongs to 'madness' , who is Shawn Armentrout on YouTube

This is my Paraneetroplus heterospilus at about 4", from Jeff Rapps stock (believe to be male)


Pictures as they were growing out at about 1-1/2"
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Vieja Heterospilus (Montecristo Cichlid)

Thanks david I will make some changes. I thought they were still vieja. Seems your buddy has the world record het lol

You should do the pearsei entry and I post pics of the juvie
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I think i know whats up let me see if i can get it fixed

Ok i think its fixed now and i erased all non relevant posts, it looks like sometime last night after i split the profiles into there own threads with new titles the software duplicated this thread with the old "rules" title :( .......hopefully it stays right this time
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