Category Archives: Jaguar Cichlid

Jaguar Guapote (Parachromis managuensis )

Common Name:   Jaguar Cichlid, Guapote, Wild Tilapia,

Local Name Dugong (Tagalog);  

Max Size:  55 cm


Depth:  1 – 10 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  none

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish worms and lures

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

These introduced cichlids can be found in lake Taal and in the ponds of the Wack Wack golf course and possibly other places as well.  They are typically small and aggressive and are fun little fish to fish for.  There are much like Crappies in the US and can be caught using worms or small lures.  These fish apparently can reach almost a kilo. They are known locally around Lake Taal as Dugong.