Common Name(s)
Firemouth
Scientific Name
Thorichthys meeki
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Temperament
Territorial. Not usually aggressive, except while spawning.
Maximum Size
5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
30 gallon long (36 x 12)
Tank Setup
Caves and rocks for cover
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
Omnivore
Breeding
Substrate spawner. Easy to breed when in good condition.
Compatibility
Will eat much smaller species, but can be kept with peaceful top-dwelling fish.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-85 Fahrenheit
Can be kept with other CA cichlids, but needs a lot of room to establish territories. Likes to sift through substrate. The males are larger, more colorful, and have fin extensions.
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