Firemouth Cichlid

Species/genus: Cichlasoma meeki

Origin: Guatemala and Yucatan

Temp: 77°F (25°C)

pH: Slightly Alkaline 7.5 dH: Hard

Temperament: Normally Peaceful

Adult Size: 6in (15cm)

Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon

Feeding: Will take flakes, loves chopped earthworms

Breeding: Egg layer, easy to spawn, parents aggressivly defend their fry

Comments: Gets it’s name from the red coloration around it’s throat area. The Firemouth is a hardy Aquarium fish that has been around the hobby for a long time.