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White Cichlid (Paraneetroplus argenteus)
White Cichlid
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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White Cichlid (Paraneetroplus argenteus)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Silver, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 79-86° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 10½"
Minimum Tank Size 75 gallons
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Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Silver, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 79-86° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 10½"
Minimum Tank Size 75 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

Contrary to its name, the White Cichlid Paraneetroplus argenteus actually has a silvery white background with black undertones in the fins. This tropical freshwater fish can display aggression toward smaller fish, so keep them in a tank with other larger fish with similar temperament. Provide plenty of room to swim and have many hiding places to establish territories in to help ease aggression. Growing to about 10 ½” when fully mature, they are difficult to sex, but males are usually larger than the females.

To create a tank environment that White Cichlids will thrive in, good filtration is necessary, as these fish produce a lot of waste. A tropical fish, they prefer water temperature between 78-86 degrees with pH levels of approximately 7.0 in a tank of at least 75 gallons in size. The White Cichlid likes to uproot plants, so select hardy options for the tank bottom. They also use floating plants as cover.

White Cichlids spawn on cleaned rocks and can lay up to 1000 eggs. Cichlids parents may eat their spawn.

White Cichlids are omnivores that will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, and tubifex, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.

Approximate purchase size: 2”

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