Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Herotilapia multispinosa
The Rainbow Cichlid is a small, colorful member of the Cichlid family which is native to lakes and bogs from Honduras to Costa Rica. It is one of the smaller (5 inch adult size) and more peaceful Cichlids. It is a hardy fish, and does best in a well planted aquarium.
The Rainbow Cichlid has a brilliantly colored gold-orange body. Its color can change according to its mood.
Because of its colorful appearance and mellow temperament, the Rainbow Cichlid makes a good community tank addition.