Elliot's Cichlid (Thorichthys ellioti)

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Elliot's Cichlid

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Elliot's Cichlid

Thorichthys ellioti

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-15.2cm (3-6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.6

24.4-26.7°C (76 -80 °F)

5-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-7 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Elliot's Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Thorichthys maculipinnis, Heros maculipinnis, Cichlasoma ellioti


Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in Central America including Mexico.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more colourful


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivore


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Planted tank; the darker the gravel, the brighter the colours - this serves as way to camouflage in the wild.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

May require dither fish if too timid.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be confused with Thorichthys meeki. Thorichthys ellioti is more colourful.

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