Also known as Aztec Cichlid, Jaguar Cichlid, Managua Cichlid, Spotted Guapote, Tiger Guapote.
Found in oxygen depleted turbid waters over detritus, mud and sandy bottoms of lakes, ponds and springs.
They feed on small fish and macro-invertebrates.
Length - 55cm
Depth - 3-10m
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/4684