Amatitlania sp. Honduras Red Point

4. June 2014

The Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciatum, formerly Cichlasoma, Archocentrus or Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus) was for a long time one of the most popular species of cichlid in the aquarium. Nowadays it becomes rather rarely seen. Instead of that species another Amatitlania appreared some years ago on stage, named Amatitlania sp. “Honduras Red Point”. These fish seem not to become much larger than 6-7 cm and are comparatively peaceful. The origin of Amatitlania sp. “Honduras Red Point” is much debated, but still no solid data are available.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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