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Firemouth Cichlid

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy Environment Needs

4/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

5/5

Activity Level

4/5

Visibility

3/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

4/5

Strikingly beautiful - particularly the males

By

4590, South Africa

Posted Aug 19, 2014

Contrary to advice given to me on firemouths, I successfully kept them in a community tank with discus for a year or two! Granted, they weren't fully grown, but they generally weren't too aggressive and played well with the other fish. Having said that, I did notice a few cardinal and neon tetras disappear over time ...

Ideally, you want to keep firemouths in their own species tank, with plenty of rocky hiding places and gravel that they can dig around in.

They are generally good parents, and breeding them can be quite fun.

They like to swim about, so give them a big enough tank, with a good filtration system.

The males look particularly striking when they flare their gills at one another.

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