Firemouth Cichlid -American

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Fire Mouth -Red Breasted Cichlid

The Firemouth Cichlid is often recommended as a great first cichlid for beginners to cichlid keeping. The Firemouth Cichlid can be extremely hardy and will tolerate a wide range of water parameters.

The Firemouth Cichlid get their common name "firemouth" because of the display of the males in this species around spawning time. They develop a red coloration on the bottom side of the body and can extend the red area under the gills to warn other fish to keep out of their territory. The Firemouth cichlid is not picky when it comes to fish food. Flakes, live and frozen foods are taken with gusto.

The Firemouth Cichlid is often recommended as a great first cichlid for beginners to cichlid keeping. The Firemouth Cichlid can be extremely hardy and will tolerate a wide range of water parameters.

The Firemouth Cichlid get their common name "firemouth" because of the display of the males in this species around spawning time. They develop a red coloration on the bottom side of the body and can extend the red area under the gills to warn other fish to keep out of their territory. The Firemouth cichlid is not picky when it comes to fish food. Flakes, live and frozen foods are taken with gusto.

Fish Specifications:
Scientific Name : Thorichthys meeki
Common Names : Red Breasted Cichlid
Firemouth Cichlid Care Level : Easy to Moderate
Size : 17 cm,(6.7 inches) possibly larger
pH : 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature : 24°C - 27°C
Lifespan : 8 years or longer
Origin / Habitat : Central America, Belize river, Mexico, Guatemala
Firemouth Cichlid Temperament / Behavior : May get aggressive when they form pairs and are breeding. Size - 5cm
Sex - Unsexed

 

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