Redhead Cichlid (Vieja melanura)

Also known as Firehead Cichlid, Flowerhorn Cichlid, Pastel Cichlid, Quetzel Cichlid

Description

Also known as Firehead Cichlid, Flowerhorn Cichlid, Pastel Cichlid, Quetzel Cichlid.

Found in brackish waters of lakes and lower river valleys.
They feed on benthic algae, crustaceans, debris and weeds.
Length - 35cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Central America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Vieja-melanura.html

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