The Fire Mouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a popular and brightly colored freshwater fish that is native to Central America. These fish have a distinctively fiery red-orange coloration on their throats and lower jaws. They also have a black stripe running from their eyes to the base of their tails. Fire Mouth Cichlids are known for being relatively peaceful to semi-aggressive and can be kept in community tanks with other peaceful to semi-aggressive species. They prefer to have plenty of hiding places in their aquariums, such as rocks, caves, and driftwood. They are also known to be quite active swimmers and appreciate having plenty of open swimming space.
- SOLD SIZE: 2"-3"
- Origin: Central America
- Max size: around 6 inches
- Recommended tank size: 30 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 75-82°F
- Temperament: Peaceful to semi-aggressive
- Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for live or frozen foods
- Life span: 8-10 years