Convict Cichlid Profile
Common name: Convict cichlid
Scientific name: Amatitlania nigrofasciata
Type of fish: Cichlid
Origin: Central America
Level of difficulty: Easy
Max size: 6 inches for males, 4 inches for females
Growth Rate: Medium-Fast
Minimum tank size: 29 gallons
Hardiness: Very Hardy
Aggressiveness: Some are highly aggressive, while others are more laid-back
Tankmates: medium-sized American cichlids, African cichlids, swordtails, larger tetras, medium-sized catfish, tiger barbs, plecos
Sexing: Males sometimes have a nuchal hump and also have pointier dorsal and anal fins with longer tracers on them. Females have an orange blotch on their sides.
Notes: Convicts are arguably the easiest cichlids to breed. There are many color varieties out there such as pink convicts, platinum/albino convicts, and more.