Minckley’s Cichlid (Herichthys minckleyi)
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227 Litres (60 US G.)
16-18cm (6.3-7.1 ")
7.6 - 7.8
24.4-27.8°C (76 -82 °F)
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- Minckley’s Cichlid
Additional scientific names
- Cichlasoma minckleyi
- Herichthys minckleyi originates from Cuatro Cienegas de Carranza in Mexico. It has 3 feeding morphs; piscivorous, molluscivorous, and detritivorous. It was originally described as Cichlasoma minckleyi by Kornfield, Irving & J. Taylor in 1983. It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as of 1996.
- When breeding the male will turn black while the female turns white with black blotches.
- While not as large as its cousin, Herichthys cyanoguttatus, H. minckleyi still needs a large aquarium. Breeding success has been reported in tanks as small as 227 Litres (60 US G.), but over 379 Litres (100 US G.) is better.
- In the wild, depending on their morph, they eat snails small fish or detritus. In the aquarium they can eat flakes and other prepared or live foods.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This fish comes from clear shallow springs in Mexico. The water temperature is very warm and stable there (33.5-34°C (92.3-93.2°F) ).
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