The Parachromis managuensis, also known as the Aztec Cichlid and the Jaguar Cichlid, is a beautifully marked cichlid. Young Managuense Cichlids are dull silver/gold with spots running along their bodies. As they mature the dullness is even more significant, until sexually mature when drab blotches become darker, eventually turning black with an irregular pattern like that of the jaguar cat.
The background color is pearly with a light purple cast. These spots are less extreme in females. The lower lip often extends up over the upper lip, sometimes revealing some of the front teeth.
A Jaguar Cichlid can reach up to 18″ size. You should keep them in at least 50 gallons of the tank. Tank’s temperature should be around 73 to 78 F and pH degree 7.0 to 7.8