Black Nasty Cichlids are from Haiti
and found in the Dominican Republic. This is beauty and large cichlid. Male develop impress nuchal humps on their head and long trailing fins. When they are spawning or when fry are present, the females turn a velvet jet black. This is something to really appreciate. Check out the video below of a younger pair in a community tank, note the males head! These cichlids are omnivores and will accept all cichlid foods; they do get large so prepare to keep them in larger tanks.
Scientific Name: Nandopsis haitiensis
Common Name(s): Odo, Black Nasty and Haitiensis
Geo. Origin: Haiti and Dominican Republic
Gender Differences: Dimorphic (males are much larger)
Breeding: Substrate Spawner
Temperament: Highly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Extremely Aggressive
Maximum Size: 15"
Temperature: 76 - 80°F
pH: 7.0 - 8.2
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3 (scale of 1 to 5)
Video of Nandopsis haitiensis