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True Texas Cichlid Herichthys cyanoguttatus

Category: Cichlids - Central American

Size: 3-5cm

Price: £9.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock

Nice German bred Texas cichlids

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-5cm

Herichthys cyanoguttatus (True Texas Cichlid)

A beautiful cichlid appreciated for its bright blue colouration. Mature males are larger and develop a large hump on the front of head, known as a nuchal hump. Immature fish are not brightly coloured and very difficult to sex. During the breeding period, the both male and female fish turn very dark in colour.

Herichthys cyanoguttatus and Herichthys carpintis have been often regarded as one and the same species. They are now treated as separate species. Identifying the two is difficult, because there is considerable variation among the two species, but typically the spots on Herichthys cyanoguttatus are small and turquoise blue while those on Herichthys carpintis are larger and more jade green.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Aggressive and territorial, these fishes are best kept in a species aquarium or with other robust cichlids and catfish.

Breeding is not difficult, though securing a pair may be. Typically you will need to acquire a group of young fish and allow them to form pairs. Once a pair has become dominant in the tank, remove the remaining fish for their own safety! The female generally tends the eggs while the male guards the territory.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southern Texas and Mexico
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Around 25cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline freshwater preferred
Water PH 7.0-8.0