Are meeki aggressive?

Are meeki aggressive?

Difficulty: An easy cichlid and only mildly aggressive. May not hold its own against more-aggressive cichlids. Tank Setup: Fine gravel substrate and rock caves. This is a medium-size cichlid and needs a large aquarium.

Are Firemouths aggressive?

Fierce Behavior Cichlids as a group are known for their tough and aggressive dispositions, and while firemouth cichlids are more harmonious than most, they too can be extremely truculent and territory-oriented, particularly during reproductive periods.

Do firemouth cichlids need sand?

Rocks: Rocks, rocks, and more rocks are what these types of cichlids prefer! Substrate: There’s only one type of acceptable substrate for firemouth cichlids: sand. You’ll need a sandy substrate for these fish to burrow in and eventually place their fry in after a successful spawning.

What should I feed my firemouth cichlid?

You can feed your Firemouth Cichlids twice a day in small portions. They will eat flake, live and frozen food. We suggest providing a high-quality diet by feeding high-quality pellets or flakes. You can also feed them vegetables such as spinach, spirulina, and a meaty supplement such as brine shrimp or blood worms.

What does a firemouth fish look like?

Males tend to have a brighter red-orange coloration, and their fin rays are usually somewhat longer than the females are. Alternately, females tend to display a larger and rounder belly than males. One of the defining characteristics of firemouths is a black mark located on the lower portion of the operculum.

Do firemouths have teeth?

Like all cichlids, firemouths have a set of pharyngeal teeth along with their normal set of teeth. Males and females of this fish species can be easily distinguished by the fact that males are generally larger than females, and have sharply pointed dorsal and anal fins.

What kind of cichlid is a Firemouth?

Thorichthys meeki
The firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a species of cichlid fish native to Central America. They occur in rivers of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, south through Belize and into northern Guatemala….

Firemouth cichlid
Subfamily: Cichlinae
Tribe: Heroini
Genus: Thorichthys
Species: T. meeki

Can Firemouth cichlids live with Jack Dempsey cichlids?

While smaller than Jack Dempseys they will do fine so long as the tank is at least 55 gallons in size. This way the Firemouths will have room to respect the Jack Dempsey’s territory. Since they come from the same region of the world Firemouths have identical needs in terms of water quality.

How many times a day should I feed my Firemouth cichlid?

I feed my Firemouth cichlids 2 times a day. The portions should be small. Also, try to feed them different types of food in the morning and the evening. This keeps their appetite levels high and keeps their diet varied and nutritious.

How long do Firemouth cichlids take to grow?

Firemouth cichlids are slow growers. They take at least around 4-5 years to reach their full-size potential. On average, they can grow around 2.5 inches in 6-7 months before plateauing at 5-6 inches. When I skimmed through Google, I found some sites claiming that firemouths grow pretty fast.