Common Name: Redhead Cichlid, Firehead cichlid or Quetzal cichlid Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize Diet: Cichlid pellets; Frozen bloodworms, mysis shrimp, krill, prawn, silversides Size: 12 inches for males, 9 inches for females Water Conditions: pH 6.6 to 7.2; water temperature 75 to 80 degrees F. Introduced: Hubbs 1935 Sexing: When young, very difficult to sex. We have purchase options available for 1" and 3" unsexed fish. The Redhead Cichlid (Vieja synspila), also known as the Quetzal Cichlid, is a large Mexican species that matures to striking pastel multi-coloration. Additional shipping costs may apply. Up for sale are captive bred Synspilum. The Redhead Cichlid is an incredibly colorful, larger species that can be an excellent fish for the mixed Central and South American cichlid aquarium! These fish are juveniles. We do have larger ones available, please email us with your zip code for more information. Vieja Cichlid. At The Ocean Floor, a little more than half of our selling tanks and most of our display aquariums are allocated to Cichlids. DOA Policy - Clear Pictures of dead fish. This species can reach a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) Synspilum Cichlid (Paratheraps vieja) for Sale: Size, Tank, Care, Types, Breeding . Quetzal cichlid. Cichlids are egg-layers, but there are quite different breeding habits between Cichlids. Most Cichlids breed pretty readily and are easy to care for their fry (baby fish). Redhead cichlid. the others are of the fish. Paraneetroplus synspilus, the quetzel cichlid, redhead cichlid or firehead cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to Central America where it occurs in the Usumacinta River drainage in the countries of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. First picture is to show what. photo credit Imperial Tropicals . F irehead cichlid.