Super Green Texas - 5CM

The Super Green Texas Cichlid is a hybrid fish that was developed by the cross breeding of Flowerhorn Cichlid (Cichlasoma sp.) and Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus), thus does not exist in the wild. In a sense the Green Texas Cichlid is a second generation hybrid, as the Flowerhorn Cichlid with which it is cross bred is already a hybrid produced by cross breeding the Trimac Cichlid with other various Central American Cichlids. As Flowerhorn cross breeding began in the mid 80s, they have since been bred with multiple other species and line bred for coloration and pattern, which has made them almost indistinguishable from their wild origins.

While Flowerhorn Cichlids are well established with various strains of reproducible colors and patterns, the Green Texas Cichlid is in a much earlier stage of its development. Because of this the overall quality of each fish varies widely between individual specimens, which means only a few specimens grow to exhibit the brilliant green and black colorations that are so highly sought after. The rarity of species with the brilliant green show coloration and the scarcity of their availability in the aquarium hobby has meant that their price is often quite expensive and can vary wildly between various aquarium stores.

While high quality show specimens are a rare find, aquarium stores will often have fry or juvenile Green Texas Cichlid which while a gamble, may turn out to be an attractive fish. While most fish will never develop the brilliant full body green coloration, and will instead have a large number of black spots on their body making them more black than green. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many of the green, black and pearl fleck specimens while not show quality turn out to be very attractive and rewarding fish.

  • 1 x Super Green Texas 10cm
  • Species - Texas Cichlids
  • Common Name - Green Texas
  • Mature Adult Size - 12"
  • Diet - Omnivore
  • Range - 6.8 -7.5
  • Temperature Range 20°c - 28°c
  • Breed Type - Egg Depositor
  • Size - 5cm
  • Sex - Un sexed
SKU LF-SGTexas5cm
Barcode # 880130102504
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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