Fire Mouth -Red Breasted Cichlid 5cm

Introducing the Firemouth Thorichthys meeki Cichlid, a beautifully vibrant and active fish that will add a pop of color to your aquarium. These cichlids are native to Central America and can be found in the Belize river, Mexico, and Guatemala. They have a maximum size of 17 cm, possibly larger, and prefer a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 and a temperature range of 24°C to 27°C.

When it comes to caring for Firemouth Thorichthys meeki Cichlids, it is important to maintain the correct water parameters to keep them healthy and thriving. They require a slightly acidic to neutral water environment and a temperature range of 24°C to 27°C.

When choosing tank mates for your Firemouth Thorichthys meeki Cichlids, it is best to stick with other peaceful and similarly sized fish. Some good options include tetras, guppies, and angelfish.

When it comes to feeding, these cichlids are omnivores and will enjoy a diet of both protein-rich foods such as brine shrimp and a variety of vegetables and greens. They will also enjoy eating pellets and flakes specifically designed for cichlids.

When it comes to aggression, Firemouth Thorichthys meeki Cichlids can be territorial and aggressive with their own species. To prevent this, it is recommended to have a minimum tank size of 30 gallons and to have a ratio of one male to two females to reduce the chances of aggressive behavior.

In conclusion, the Firemouth Thorichthys meeki Cichlid is a colorful and active addition to any aquarium. With the proper care, these cichlids will bring life and energy to your tank for years to come.

  • 1x Thorichthys meeki -Red Breasted Cichlid 5cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak


  • 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


Barcode # 642889752160
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m


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