Do you javelin more info on this fish ph,temp,hardness. Can't find anything online keeps taking me to hrp's.Cryptotherus sp. cuatepeque
Common names: Cuatepeque Convict
Size: Females:3" Males:5"
This species is relatively unknown to the hobby. Since they are very closely related to convicts the full size and growth rate will be quite similar.
Distribution: Lake Cuatepeque (qua-te-pek-e) in San Salvador
I've been to lake cuatepeque many times. The lake was formed by a volcano, the crater being the lake.
Min Tank Size: For a solo fish a 29 should do. A 29 could also house a pair. My group of 6 lives in a 120. Spoiled little brats
Diet:C.cuatepeque is not picky at all. Meaty foods and a high quality pellet as a staple works great. My group enjoys nls, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and live blackworms.
Over View: C.cuatepeque is a very interactive fish with a great personality. They can be kept with a wide variety of fish from geophagus to larger cichlids. Mine have lived with guinecara, various catfish, a small giant gourami, and even my stingray without a problem. I highly recommend these fun little fish.