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Firemouth- Thorichthys meeki

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Firemouth- Thorichthys meeki

The Firemouth Cichlid has a pearlescent turquoise-blue body with red colouration edging the scales. The throat and breast are red in colour, ranging from a brick to a fiery red shade. Female Firemouth Cichlids are less brightly coloured than the males with the males also having a sharply pointed dorsal and anal fins. They can be somewhat territorial, especially during spawning and will inflate a throat sac and extend its gill covers during their territorial stance. They require an aquarium of a minimum of 100 litres with a fine sand bottom for burrowing and plenty of open swimming room. If...

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