Comments: Red Tiger Motaguense This is an awesome Cichlid species, and the females mature to become one of the most colorful freshwater fish.
This fish is sometimes called Motaguense by aquarists. Red Tiger Motaguense Cichlid
Origin: The ancestors of the Motaguensis came from the Motagua basin in eastern Guatemala and Honduras in Central America.
But now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, males are said by others to grow to be about 12″ long, including their tails, but females are smaller.
Behaviors: Motaguensis are usually very aggressive, and they will be territorial and even more aggressive when spawning.
Compatibility: When small Motaguensis are OK with other fish of about the same size, they’ll eventually grow bigger and will eat fish small enough to fit into their mouths, and as Cichlids, they can be hard on less aggressive fish. Red Tiger Motaguense Cichlid
Good tankmates are Pictus Catfish, Plecostomus Catfish, Anostomus, Leporinus, and Silver Dollars that are too big to be eaten.
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is the best food for these Cichlids to eat. Red Tiger Motaguense Cichlid
It’s best to feed them small pellets when they’re young, then gradually increase the size of the pellets as they grow larger.
Water Conditions: These fish can adapt to most types of water, and so as usual it’s best not to try to change the pH or hardness.
Aquarium Size: Motaguensis will eventually need to live in an aquarium with at least 80-gallons of water. Red Tiger Motaguense Cichlid
Decor: They don’t need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4″ thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water. Red Tiger Motaguense Cichlid