This is a tough, fairly easy to keep species. Males grow to about 8 inches in length. A bit larger than the females which tend to max out at 6 inches. This species is prone to contracting a terrible condition known as 'Hole-In-The-Head Disease'. A quality, highly varied, nutritious diet, combined with an aggressive schedule of regularly conducted cleaning/water changes is absolutely recommended, to prevent this dreaded sickness from occuring. For community tanks, stock with individuals in minimum sized, four foot long aquariums to insure long term success. Spawning pairs are hyper-aggressive in defending fry! The pair will need to be kept in four foot long, minimum sized tanks - alone.