Paratheraps bifasciatus

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This very beautiful cichlid (family Cichlidae) is likely found in the Grijalva and Usumacinta basins.

Care tips

  • Slow water movement
  • Likes to dig
  • Mainly herbivore eater

Paratheraps bifasciatus might also be known by Vieja bifasciata, Redhead cichlid, Quetzal cichlid, Firehead cichlid and Red-spotted cichlid.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the Paratheraps bifasciatus that my father have kept in the past. This species seems to be pretty rare to find with in the hobby.

Please contact me if the provided information is faulty.

Photo gallery

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Video gallery

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