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14's avatar Ackerz
#1 Posted 01 May 2008, 3:29 pm
Nicaragua and environs

Maximum Size
Males 16 inches. Females 14 inches.
Males larger, more colorful, longer finned
Bigger the better
Not a hider but needs space
Prefers 75 to 80
Aggressive and hungry
Not picky
Not picky

Water Conditions: Jaguars readily adapt to a wide variety of water conditions. They color best when kept in clean water. Frequent water changes help bring out the violet sheen that makes them such knockouts at maturity.
Appeal: Besides looking pretty, these guys eat like there’s no tomorrow. They attack goldfish unbelivably powerfully. Most fans like them because of their huge appetites. Others like the way they look.
Size: Adults easily exceed a foot when kept in large aquaria. They grow larger than oscars if given 50 gallons of water per fish. Frequent water changes help them grow.
Jumpers: For some strange reason Jaguars like to bail. You’d expect them to jump if kept with other biters and fighters. However, jaguars bail even when kept alone. Keep them tightly covered or expect to find them on the floor. A layer of duckweed on the top decreases their jumping activity. A well-secured cover works even better.
Tank Mates: Looking for a mixer with other large cichlids? Mix your jaguars with other large, rowdy cichlids. Remember that big fish eat smaller fish. And if they can’t swallow them, big fish beat little fish.
Foods: Feeding jaguars presents no problem. They love goldfish, crayfish, and nightcrawlers. They eagerly eat frozen plankton and krill. Ditto the freeze-dried ones. They also eat pellets. Give them pellets with carotenes to bring out their color
Plants: Like all large cichlids, jaguars will rip up live plants. They also uproot plastic plants. If you use plastic plants, glue gravel onto their bases to keep them from floating. Glue on the gravel with aquarium sealer. Use the same color as your other gravel and your plants will always look planted.
From Ackerz Biggrin
(I will post breeding info soon)

original post: January 16, 2007, 4:42 pm
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76's avatar zack attack
#2 Posted 09 May 2008, 6:12 pm
my fish is not floating right and is not sick but his tail is floating up Sad Sad

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