Firemouths are naturally territorial when spawning, they make great tank mates with other cichlids and community fishes. They are also consider one of the most beautiful cichlids in the world, because of this they make great display fishes.

Common Name Firemouth
Scientific Name Thorichthys Meeki
Size 17cm
Origin Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Tank Setup Community or Species Tank and are suited for 100litre tanks.
Temperature 26 – 30 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous and take pellets, granules, flakes and frozen/ live food.
Gender Males are more colourful and have a filament like extension on the posterior part of the dors

Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a type of tropical freshwater fish that is native to Central America. It is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to its attractive appearance and relatively easy care requirements.

Firemouth Cichlids are typically orange or red in color, with a distinctive black band running along the length of their body. They have long, flowing fins and a stout, stocky body shape, and they can grow to be up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length.

Firemouth Cichlids are generally peaceful fish, although they may become territorial when breeding. They are omnivorous, which means they will eat both plant and animal matter, and they should be fed a varied diet of flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods to ensure proper nutrition.

In addition to their attractive appearance, Firemouth Cichlids are also known for their social behavior and can be a lot of fun to watch as they swim around and interact with their environment. If you’re considering adding a Firemouth Cichlid to your home aquarium, it is important to research the specific care requirements and provide a suitable habitat to ensure the health and well-being of your new pet.