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")


1 - 1.005


6.0 - 6.5

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

5-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



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[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are brighter than females in breeding season.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A moderatly aggressive fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Is territorial and may pick on tank mates.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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