- Silver Cichlid (Vieja argentea)
Silver Cichlid (Vieja argentea)
Buy live freshwater aquarium tropical fish, also known as Silver cichlid, now available online for delivery to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of the UAE.... ( Read More )
The Silver Cichlid (Vieja argentea) is a beautiful white with black markings fish that has an iridescent sheen which gives it the silver appearance that distinguishes it from other cichlids. Males grow larger, with dominant well groomed specimens displaying a visible hump on the head.
This large American cichlid requires a minimal aquarium with open space, decorated with rocks and wood however it must be expected that the fish will be pushing those decorations and moving them in the aquarium, therefore they are not suitable for an aquascape or planted set up.
Silver Cichlids can be aggressive, especially towards members of the same species. They can live in a community of large Central American cichlids if enough space and hiding spots is provided. An adult pair can live peacefully but must be monitored.
The Silver Cichlid is sold by Discus.ae as small to medium sized juveniles which are adapted to local parameters. We recommend feeding them a mixture of high quality dry food (such as our Cichlid Bio-Gold+ granules) and a variety of our frozen diets to achieve optimum growth and development.
Fish Size Guide:
The 'Maximum Size' outlined below is the length this fish can reach as a full grown adult. For the actual size please use the select menu above.
Discus.ae prefers younger stock for their better ability to adapt to new water parameters and higher tolerance against transport. On rare occasions you may receive larger specimens when small fish are unavailable, however the smallest should be expected unless the size is noted as "Large" or "Adult".
- Scientific Name:
- Vieja argentea
- Maximum Size:
- 20 cm to 30 cm
- 27 °C to 30 °C
- pH Range:
- South America
- Stendker Discus:
- Dwarf Shrimps:
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements. Delivery to Distant areas (Out of city and over 30 km radius) requires to be inquired by contacting our customer service before the order is placed.
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All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.