Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus)

Also known as Bumphead Cichlid, Flower Horn Cichlid, Flower Horn Midas Cichlid, Red Devil, Red Devil Cichlid

Description

Also known as Bumphead Cichlid, Flower Horn Cichlid, Flower Horn Midas Cichlid, Red Devil, Red Devil Cichlid.

Found in box cut canals with rocky vertical sides and lakes and sometimes slow flowing rivers.
They feed on bottom dwelling organisms, insect larvae, small fish, snails, worms.
Adult males develop a large hump on the head.
They can vary in colour to blend in with their surroundings.
Length - 24cm
Depth - ?
Central America - San Juan River and adjacent watersheds in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4786

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Midas Cichlid. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

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