Firemouth Cichlid

Cichlasoma meeki

A cichlid from Central and South America. Best temperatures for Firemouth Cichlids are between 75-82° F. Best pH for Firemouth Cichlids is between 6.8 and 7.4. Minimum tank size is 25 gallons. Will take a wide variety of food. Temperament varies between individuals. Some can be great community fish, others will be aggressive. Will eat smaller tetras and guppies.


Maximum size: 6 inches

Minimum tank size: 25 gallons

Water requirements: 75-82° F,  a Ph of 6.8-7.4 is best

Breeding: egg layer


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