Nicaraguensis Cichlids (Hypsophrys nicaraguensis)

By C. Moormann

Quality Cichlids (Central America)


Nicaraguensis Cichlids (Hypsophrys nicaraguensis) sold as 1.0 to 1.5 inch unsexed fry. They are fry from our breeding colony. The pictured fish are of the fry and parents in the breeding colony. Ten 1.0 inch unsexed fry for $15. These are Hypsophrys nicaraguensis and we have been breeding this strain for at least 2 years. We find them to be a very mellow cichlid similar in temperament to angels. The breeding method is unique in that the adults lay non-adhesive eggs -- the only cichlids I know of that do this. They look like little orange basketballs and are usually laid in a pit (in our setups we have them breeding in the clay huts used for bushy-nose plecos -- while they are small enough to get in them). The parents are F1 and the fry available are F2. We usually ship out on Tuesdays. Shipping cost is 10.40, priority mail for up to 6 fish. Live arrival guaranteed only with Express mail, FedX next day or air cargo (Southwest). For non-alive-arrival claims a picture of the fish in the unopened bag within 48 hours is required. Any questions email rlmoormann@gmail.com All fish are sold as is. See our web site at: http://www.marinefreshtropical.com".

Here are a few of pictures of the Nicaguensis:
Nicarguensis fry
A group of one inch fry. Photo, C. Moormann, 2010 Click to Enlarge

Nicaraguensis fry
A group of one inch fry. Photo, C. Moormann, 2010 Click to Enlarge