Cichlasoma istlanum also known as Nandopsis istlanum. Is a medium size cichlid that requires a large aquarium and adequate filtration with lots of water circulation. This is an aggressive species, and should be housed with other similar fish with lots of hiding places. They have tan body coloration, with iridescent blue flecks and have some red and gold colors in the fins. Females develop intense gold and red colors on their sides during spawning.
These fish need plenty of room to accommodate their adult size and aggression. They should be housed in a tank not less than 55 gallon. The tank can be decorated with wood pieces and rocks to provide cover. This fish is not recommended for planted aquarium.
Purchase Size: 1"-1.25"
USPS orders will be shipped Mondays and Tuesday only
FedEx 2 days orders will be shipped Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped on Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays and Tuesdays only
USPS Priority Arriving Time Orders : 5 to 7 processing business days, fish in bag 1 to 3 days; USPS orders coming in on Monday and Tuesdays will be shipped the following week
FedEx 2Day Arriving Time Orders : 4 to 5 processing business days, fish in bag 2 days ; FedEx 2Day orders coming in on Tuesdays and Wednesday will be shipped the following week
FedEx Standard Overnight Arriving Time Orders : 3-4 processing business day, fish in bag 1 day. FedEx Standard Overnight orders coming in on Wednesday and Thursday will be shipped the following week
All the fish orders will be shipped after 2-3 days after your purchase.
We purge all the fish for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest or hottest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
We also use cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product
when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority.
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on FedEx overnight.
Please do not hesitate to email us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.