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True Texas Cichlid Herichthys cyanoguttatus
Category: Cichlids - Central American
Price: £9.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 6 in stock
Nice German bred Texas cichlids
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 0 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Southern Texas and Mexico|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline freshwater preferred|