The Premier Pet Fish Wesite - Established 1996

Firemouth Cichlid

By Clint Norwood

© Stacy Malbon
Photo taken at Aqualand in Hopkins, MN.

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.

Articles Index / Cichlids Index
This article has been viewed 6225 times

Site Index / Articles Index / Product Reviews



Cash Us On:

FacebookVisit PetFish.Net On Facebook YouTubePetFish.Net Videos On YouTube TwitterVisit PetFish.Net On Twitter Google PlusVisit PetFish.Net On Google+ RedditVisit PetFish.Net On Reddit PinterestVisit PetFish.Net On Pinterest

How Bou Dah?


PetFish Index
About Us
Contact Us

All Articles Index

The Fish
Barbs, Tetras And Minnows
Catfish and Loaches
Freshwater Sharks
Goldfish, Ponds And
Coldwater Fish

Killifish Care
Killifish Species Profiles
Miscellaneous Fish
Native USA Fish
Saltwater And Marine

Other Fauna

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium Basics
Foods And Feeding
Live Foods
Diseases And Fish Health
Spawning And Fry Care
Fishy Fun Stuff

Do It Yourself
How To Guides

Products And Services Reviews

PetFish Video

Our Free Ebooks

Conversions Volume Calculator

Aquarium Measurements And pH Scales

The Ultimate Aquarium Calculator

Made with Aquarium Designer
Design Your Aquarium

Link to

Translate To

© Since 1996, PetFish.Net All Rights Reserved
All content is copyright by and/or the named author and may not be used without written permission.
Privacy Statement - Contact Us - About US - Links - Site Map

Sponsored In Part By