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Scientific Name: Nandopsis salvini

Origin: South Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

Family: Cichlidae

Other Names: Salvini, Cichlasoma salvini, Yellow Bellied, Tri Color Cichlids, Nandopsis Salvini

Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 26 ℃

pH: 6.8 - 7.5

GH: 4 - 8

Max size: 25 cm

Min Tank size: 400 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



This rather aggressive fish should be kept as a couple. A territory is made and defended fanatic. Plants can be used as a decoration and they only dig in the substrate during breeding time. The aquarium should be decorated with stones, driftwood and hard plants. They need enough free swimming space and a lot of hiding places.



They are omnivorous but they prefer live or frozen food.



Breeding is very easy. Up to 500 eggs are laid and fertilized on a stone. Both parent care for the fry for several weeks.


Compatible with

Neotropical Cichlids such as the Green Terror, Green Severum, Gold Severum, Firemouth, Texas and Blood Parrot. Also plecos.