Herichthys cyanoguttatus
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Herichthys cyanoguttatus

Common Names: Rio Grande Cichlid
Texas Cichlid
Synonyms: Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum
Herichthys cyanoguttatum
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Pacific - North; Texas, North America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Aggressive.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: As juveniles you can feed small flakes or any type of ground cichlid pellets or fry crumble. As they grow, start feeding appropriately sized cichlid pellets as a staple. Frozen or freeze dried treats such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, beefheart or krill can be given on occasion. Live worms, fish, or crickets can also be given a few times per month. When feeding live fish, it is always best to raise your own to reduce the risk of introducing dieseases and parasites.
Add floating plants. Divid
6.5 - 7.5
20°C - 31°C
68°F - 88°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 30cm (11.8")
Female: 25.4cm (10")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Older males have a bump on their head.
Breeding: Use pH of 7.0 and a higher temperature of 25-28°C. Texas cichlids will spawn in a pit or cave. The parents will guard the eggs and fry and raise them until it's time to spawn again. If the fry are left with the parents too long they will be eaten. The fry should be removed between 4-6 weeks after they become free swimming.
Main Colours: Black, White, Blue
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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