(Grows to- 18")(How many- singles or groups as juveniles, singles as adults.) One of the largest South American cichlid species. Best housed in aquarium larger than 55 gallons with plenty of decorations (rock structures). Feed juveniles flake food, feed adults cichlid pellets and cichlid sticks. Also called the Wolf Cichlid (Parachromis dovii)
The Dovii is somewhat similar in appearance to the Managuensis cichlid however the dovii is larger and stockier, and a dark, solid, unbroken band runs horizonatally thought the flank of the fish.