is a gorgeous and huge South American cichlid which belongs to a small group of gape and suck predators. Their jaws and mouth are quiet large are protrude forward to capture prey. This appendage is what makes these groups of cichlids so recognizable. This impressive cichlid has a few nicknames one of which is called the Umbee and another is the turquoise cichlid. You can find Umbee cichlids for sale on this page occasionally including of species of this genus.
These cichlids will eagerly accept all types of prepared cichlid foods on the market, from cichlid pellets, freeze dried krill and flake foods when their small. You can feed live goldfish or other live feeder type fish as a treat. They will also welcome Canadian night crawlers or earthworms as well. Umbees require ample space so plan accordingly. It’s worth noting that they require great filtration and water changes as this genus of cichlids are susceptible to HITH
or hole in the head disease. So weekly water changes and a great filter system will be key to enjoying this incredible cichlids.
List of common and scientific names for the Umbee cichlid fish
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