Blue-Eye Cichlid (Cryptoheros spilurus)

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Blue-Eye Cichlid

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Female Blue-Eye Cichlid

Cryptoheros spilurus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

9.9-11.9cm (3.9-4.7 ")




6.0 - 7.5

24 -30 °C (75.2-86°F)

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Blue-Eye Cichlid, Blue Eyed Cichlid, Jade Eyed Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma spilurum, Heros spilurus, Archocentrus spilurum, Archocentrus spilurus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Central America: Atlantic slope from Belize to Nicaragua.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more colourful, longer fins, and larger.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Compatible only with robust similar-sized fish as this fish can be territorial and a bully.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Frozen and live foods are best, will take flake, pellets as well.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A spacious tank with good filtration.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A moderately aggressive Cichlid that forms a very strong pair bond.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Bright Blue eye, lacks the horizontal line of the Archocentrus sajica, all lines vertical, purple to blue background. Can sometimes be mistaken for Sajica cichlid.

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