The firemouth cichlid is one of the hardiest and classic South American cichlids available. These fish have red markings around the gills and mouth which they can display to ward off predators or display against each other in territory disputes. Nevertheless the firemouth is peaceful and may be kept with other species of similar size.
- Scientific Name: Thorichthys meeki
- Origin: South America
- Lifespan: 8 years
- Max Size: 6 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen, pellet
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches (Medium)