Rio Grande Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

Also known as Rio Grande Perch, Texas, Texas Cichlid

Description

Also known as Rio Grande Perch, Texas, Texas Cichlid.

Found in warm water pools of small to large rivers with lots of vegetation.
They feed on crustaceans, insects, plant matter and worms.
Length - 30cm
Depth - ?
Widespread North America

This is the only Cichlid native to the United States. Originally from the Rio Grande drainage of Texas but has been introduced to other areas of North America.

Cichlidae are one of the largest vertebrate families and are popular in the aquarium trade. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Herichthys-cyanoguttatus.html

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