Firemouth Cichlid Care Sheet

Firemouth CichlidAquarium Care
SizeUp to 6 inches or 15 cm
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature75.2 to 86°F or 24 to 30°C
Water Ph6.5 to 8.5 pH
Water Hardness5-15 dH
Peaceful or AggressiveGenerally peaceful and only shows aggression when other fish enters its territory, becomes very aggressive though during spawning
Number of same species in tankTwo or more
Community FishYes, with fish of similar temperament
SexesMales have more prominent and pointed dorsal and anal fins and are brighter in color
StrataMostly bottom
FoodFlake food, cichlid pellets and blood worms. Also live foods
BreedingEasy to breed
Breeding temperature78.8 to 86°F or 26 to 30°C
Scientific nameThorichthys meeki
Lifespan10 years and older

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