Pasionis Cichlid (Thorichthys pasionis)

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Pasionis Cichlid

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Pasionis Cichlid

Thorichthys pasionis

208 Litres (55 US G.)

16-17cm (6.3-6.7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

8.0 - 9.0

26 -30 °C (78.8-86°F)

5-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Pasionis Cichlid, Blackgullet Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma pasionis


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

An omnivore which should have a varied diet, including high quality pellets and live/frozen food. This will produce the best colours of the fish.

Feeding regime

Feed juveniles small meals 2 to 3 times daily, while feeding adults only 1 or 2 times a day. Adults need to be fasted one day a week.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

This species looks very similar in body shape to the Firemouth Cichlid but the body colour is yellow with some purple. This species is the only identified species of the genus to have black gills.

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