Are an aggresive and territorial species, these guys are very hardy but aggresive Central Americans. They get their name from the band that comes across their body from the dorsal down.

Common Name Black Belt Cichlid
Scientific Name Vieja Maculicauda, Cichlasoma Maculicauda
Size 30 cm
Origin Central American Lakes
Tank Setup Should be kept with other Central Americans or other fish that are capable of fending for themselves, because Black belts are known for their aggressiveness.
Temperature 23 – 27 degrees
Feeding Omnivore, they prefer flakes, Pellets, live to frozen food. Also a vegetable diet will also be great.
Gender Females are usually darker than the males, and the males usually have a hump on the head.