Port cichlid

Cichlasoma portalagrensis

This large south American cichlid is very common in much of its range and is called Acara by the locals. It achieves a length of easily nine inches and it develops a beautiful lyretail. Its finnage is very impressive full of long trailers.

The overall color of this fish is brown with a big black spot on its side and on its tail. A thick line usually connects these markings, much like a game of connect the dots.

This cichlid takes standard fare readily and is quite a hog. I defends its territory against other species but is relatively peaceful to each other. A tank size of more then 75 gallons is recommended.


Tank size:

90 gallons preferably but a little smaller will work

Max size:

10 inches


Substrate doesn’t really matter and it doesn’t need much cover, but it does enjoy something to form its territory around.

Juvi port cichlid

Juvi port cichlid




About Hudson

Fish enthusiast in the heart of the Amazon.

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