Letourneuxi's Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis letourneauxi)

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Letourneuxi's Jewel Cichlid

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Letourneuxi's Jewel Cichlid

Hemichromis letourneauxi

208 Litres (55 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")

sg

1 - 1.005

pH

6.0 - 6.5

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

5-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Letourneuxi's Jewel Cichlid, Jewel Fish, Nile Jewel Cichlid, African Jewelfish

Additional scientific names

Hemichromis rolandi, Hemichromis saharae, Hemichromis bimaculatus saharae, Hemichromis letourneauxi


Origin

Africa: Nile to Senegal from North Africa to côte d'Ivoire. Also introduced from Everglades to Big cypress national park in Florida.

Sexing

Males are brighter than females in breeding season.

Tank compatibility

A moderatly aggressive fish.

Diet

Should accept most foods including pellet and flake, as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworm.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a mature planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Behaviour

Is territorial and may pick on tank mates.

Identification

H. letourneauxi should not be confused with Hemichromis lifalili as they are very similar but H. lifalili tends to be more red in colour.

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