Firemouth Cichlid

The Firemouth Cichlid is a great fish for first time cichlid owners.  They prefer a sandy substrate as they like to burrow.  Tanks should provide lots of hiding places.

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Category: New World Cichlid

Common Names: Firemouth Cichlid

Scientific Name: Thorichthys meeki

Family: Cichlidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Max Size: 6 Inches

Temperature: 72-80 F

pH:  6.5-7.5

Tank Level: All

Colors: Black, Blue, Red

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Moderate