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Jaguar Cichlid What Do I Need To Know

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#1 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:16 PM

hi just bought a sml baby jaguar cichlid and hes in my 125 gal tank now i was wondering is there anything special i need to know about keeping this fish, what food should i be feeding a juv jaguar? what about water changes? and any other possible info that might be usefull cheers guys



#2 Frontosaman

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

Awesome fish!!
Very hardy, likes a bit softer water, lots of food and 20% water changes every week and it will thrive and grow well, live feeders and it will grow extremely well


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#3 malawiman85

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:20 PM

Yeah; what he said.... I kept mine in hard water and grew really well. Out grew the other americans I had.

They generally get aggressive. Really tough, fun fish... All americans have big personalities so you should have a pretty cool pet on your hands. I fed mine Hikari. 

I'm starting to see a pattern of my fish (Native Predators) getting more aggressive when I put them on Hikari. Don't know if its because the fish feels better and acts more naturally or if there is something in it that gives them the equivalent of 'roid rage. 



#4 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:40 AM

cool thanks guys hes so tiny in the big tank lol



#5 malawiman85

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:11 AM

Sorry to hear about your fh but good to see you back on the forum and with a great fish like a jag.
Have you thought about breeding jags?

#6 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:11 AM

yes

malawiman85

i think fh have way to many problems so i gave him to someone who can relly look after him plus he got a 6ft all for him self, i saw a baby jaguar cichlid when i was out and snaped him up he awesome, such a funny little fellow he follows me thru the tank hopefully ill have alot more luck with this little guy, as too breeding them i would love that but i heard it can be very dangrous for them as they get quite agressive.

i have been watching alot off youtube clips on them and breeding time looks more like a battle lol thanks...


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#7 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:16 AM

one more thing what should i be feeding this gut as hes very sml but i want to get him off to a good start hes not that keen on pellets as he sucks them in and then spits them out and so on and then just drops then but blood worms....wow hes like a madman on them trying to get every single one also how offen should i be feeding him as hes only a tiny....thanks



#8 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:26 AM

heres a pic off him man he just wouldnt stay still lolAttached File  WP_20160610_10_20_22_Pro.jpg   75.02KB   3 downloads


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#9 malawiman85

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:02 PM

What pellet you feeding? Usually cichlids are pretty keen on any of the decent pellets available (NLS, Hikari, etc). Try not to get him used to live or frozen foods. It becomes expensive and inconvenient. Pellet is a way better balanced diet anyways.

#10 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:32 PM

ive just bought some hikari cichlid gold baby pellets hopefull tonight he will eat them. so how offer should i feed him?



#11 malawiman85

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:34 PM

Juvies I feed morning and evening. As they get older I feed once a day.

#12 coltpeacemaker

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

ok cool ill feed him twice a day, hes seems always hungry i carnt wait for him to start getting bigger...







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