Firemouth Cichlid Tropical Fish InformationThorichthys meeki
Behaviour Territorial, peaceful, pair forming
Typical size 11cm
Max size 14cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki)
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The Firemouth Cichlid is sometimes mistakenly recommended for community aquariums. Although for most of the time they are relatively peaceful, during spawning they can become very territorial and aggressive and this must be taken into account when choosing suitable tank mates. Provide open swimming spaces and hiding spots amongst rocks, wood and hardy plants. Given their preferred substrate, sand or fine gravel, the Firemouth Cichlid will dig, although they will not harm hardy plants. The shape and colour of the Firemouth Cichlid, along with its unique character, make it a good aquarium fish for moderately experienced fishkeepers.
Thorichthys are gregarious and should be kept either as a small group(6+) or a bonded pair
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