Fenestratus Cichlid (Vieja fenestrata)

Also known as Blackstripe Cichlid, Marbled Fenestratus, Mexican Cichlid, Mosaic Cichlid, Window Cichlid

Description

Also known as Blackstripe Cichlid, Marbled Fenestratus, Mexican Cichlid, Mosaic Cichlid, Window Cichlid.

Found over mud and sand bottoms in slow to moderate flowing waters in lakes and over river valleys.
They feed on aquatic insects, invertebrates, plants and vegetable matter.
Length - 25cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread North 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/Vieja-fenestrata

2 comments

  1. Posted by Tyrone
    June 02, 2016 at 23:21 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    I see pictures of the fenestratus with a dark line going through the middle of its body and I've seen the pictures of them without a line going through the body and they look like they have pink or orange in the sub body pigment. I have 3 like with no dark line going through the body. Are they different fish, or the same fish found in different waters maybe?

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