Chocolate cichlids, also called emerald cichlids for the small amount of green on the otherwise chocolate body, come from Central America so they are not as common in the trade as other cichlids. The chocolate cichlid is gentle and gets along with other South American cichlids and grows to about the same size as an Oscar. Full grown males have a hump on the head. Currently we only have one wild full grown male.
- Scientific Name: Hypselecara temporalis
- Origin: Central America
- Lifespan: 15 years
- Max Size: 10 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen, pellet
- Shipping Size: Approx. 9 inches