Blackbelt Cichlid (Vieja maculicauda)

Also known as Black Belt, Red-black Vieja

Description

Also known as Black Belt, Red-black Vieja.

Found around shady banks amongst logs and trees for protection in slow moving, brackish waters over mud, rock and sandy bottoms of lakes, rivers and lower valley rivers.
They feed on algae, detritus, fruits, and nuts.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 10-?m
Widespread Central America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12208

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