Riverpark Aquatics

Topaz Cichlid (Amatitlania myrnae)

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Our Guide To Keeping Topaz Cichlid Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Amatitlania myrnae
    • Common name: Topaz Cichlid
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: Central America (specifically Honduras)
    • Adult length: 6 inches (15 centimeters)
    • Lifespan: 5 to 8 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Topaz Cichlids require a tank size of at least 30 gallons for a pair.
    • Decorate the tank with caves, rocks, and driftwood to create hiding spots and territories.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Keep the water temperature between 75 to 82°F (24 to 28°C).
    • Maintain a pH level between 6.5 to 7.5.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Provide efficient filtration to maintain water quality.
    • Ensure moderate water flow in the tank.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer a varied diet including high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, and frozen or live foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.
    • Supplement their diet with vegetables like blanched spinach and zucchini.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Compatible with other peaceful cichlid species and larger tetras.
    • Avoid housing them with aggressive or territorial fish.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Topaz Cichlids are territorial but can be kept in pairs or small groups in larger tanks.
    • They exhibit interesting behaviors such as digging and rearranging tank decor.

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