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The Firemouth Cichlid is a beautiful cichlid that is somewhat territorial, especially during spawning. Their background color is a pearlescent turquoise-blue with red edging the scales. The throat and breast are red in color, ranging from a brick shade to a fiery red. There is a series of black marks running along the body, starting behind the eye, extending to the base of the caudal fin. The membranes of the fins have turquoise spots and the dorsal fin is edged in red. The pelvic and anal fins are edged in black. They form pairs, make a nuclear family and are excellent parents.
- Scientific Name: Thorichthys meeki
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Water Conditions: 70-75° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.5
- Max. Size: 6"
- Color Form: Blue, Red
- Diet: Omnivore
- Origin: USA
- Family: Cichlidae
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