Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki)

Also known as American Cichlid, Firemouth, Firemouth Meeki, Mexican Firemouth, Redbreasted Cichlid

Description

Also known as American Cichlid, Firemouth, Firemouth Meeki, Mexican Firemouth, Redbreasted Cichlid.

Found over mud or sand bottoms close to shorelines of canals, rocky ponds, lower and middle sections of rivers rich in vegetation cover.
They feed on algae and invertebrates.
Length - 17cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Central America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4676

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