Jaguar cichlids are one of the most famous American cichlid fish and they are loved for their aggressive nature, in this post basis my research, have answered some of the most asked questions on google and Quora about jaguar cichlids

How aggressive are Jaguar cichlids?

Jaguar cichlids would easily rank in the top 3 aggressive cichlids in the aquarium hobby. An adult jaguar cichlid would literally rule the tank by showing its dominance over other cichlids, it is wise to choose the right fishes if the Jaguar cichlid is kept in a community tank

How big do Jaguar cichlids get?

Jaguar cichlids can grow up to 1 feet and mostly in home aquarium they can reach 8 inches easily when given good food and care

Can you eat Jaguar cichlid?

In the wild they are found in the Ulua river & Matina river and cichlids they grow to one foot easily and hence they are consumed by locals as edible fish. I do not believe as hobbyist people grow them to consume the jaguar cichlid

Do Jaguar cichlids have teeth?

Oh yes, the Jaguar cichlids have teeth large enough to tear the flesh of other fishes during a quarrel. In fact, when doing a water change I was bitten by my jaguar cichlid and my friend laughingly mentioned now you have become a certified hobbyist

Do Jaguar cichlids grow fast?

Yes, Jaguar cichlids grow fast and they reach the spawning age between 18 to 24 months. During the first 6 to 9 months they almost will grow up to 5 inches which are comparatively a faster growth rate when compared to other cichlid varieties

Can Jaguar cichlid live with Oscars?

Jaguar cichlid can live with Oscars on 2 conditions, one they would have to be given large tanks so they can have their own space and territory, and the other condition is they should be of the same size and if one of them is smaller in size the bigger one would attack the smaller size cichlid

How can I tell if my Jaguar cichlid is male or female?

It is not difficult to identify the male and female Jaguar cichlid, the male is generally large and a full-grown adult will not have any bars in the skin and the female has a thin vertical line with a dark brown horizontal bar.

What fish can live with Jaguar cichlids?

Oscar, Green terror, Convict, Red Devil Cichlids are some of the cichlids which could be kept along with Jaguar cichlids. One word of caution is to ensure they are all of the same sizes and the fish tank is large enough to hold these monsters

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