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Firemouth
Cichlasoma meeki
Central America
TEMPERAMENT SIZE (Inches) DIET
Beware  Omnivorous 
MIN. TANK SIZE TEMPERATURE (F) WATER
29 Gallons  72 - 78  6.8 - 7.8 pH 
OTHER INFORMATION

Firemouth individuals vary in temperament from aggressive to peaceful. This fish may be guilty of occasional digging, but is generally well-behaved for a cichlid. The Firemouth likes a tank with a bottom of fine sand and hiding places among rocks and bogwood with plenty of open swimming area. Not recommended for a commumity tank unless it is kept with fishes of similar size and temperament. As an aggressive stance, the fish will threaten others by inflating a throat sac and extending their gill covers. The male's throat is a brighter red, which intensifies at breeding or in times of aggression. 

 

 

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