Featuring a pale pink almost white coloring, the Golden Pink Convict Cichlid (also known as the Archocentrus nigrofasciatus), are splendid additions to your aquarium. The females an orange scale on the stomach, while the male is monotone and has longer fins. The males will also acquire a fatty lump on their forehead with age. It is recommended that these fish do not join the community tank due to their aggressive tendencies.
To keep these fish happy, create an environment in a 30 gallon tank minimum which includes a sandy bottom or small pebbles, which features many hiding places made of driftwood or live plants. These fish will grow up to 6” and require a pH of 6.5 – 8.0, and a gH of 12o, and take temperatures between 68 -73°F. We recommend that you only house these fish with equally aggressive fish of the same size or larger. Temperatures of about 75 – 79°F will encourage breeding, and males and females will create families where both genders care for their young.
These fish are omnivorous and will eat most foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.