Firemouth Cichlid

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  1. Tank Size: Provide a tank of at least 30-40 gallons for a single Firemouth Cichlid. A larger tank is recommended if keeping a pair or a community.

  2. Water Parameters: Maintain stable conditions with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C), a pH level of 6.5-7.5, and moderately hard water.

  3. Filtration: Use efficient filtration to ensure good water quality and oxygenation. Firemouth Cichlids appreciate well-oxygenated water.

  4. Aquascape: Create an environment with sand or fine gravel substrate and decorations like driftwood and rocks. Provide hiding spots and open swimming areas.

  5. Tank Mates: Firemouth Cichlids are territorial but can be kept with other medium-sized, semi-aggressive cichlid species or robust community fish.

  6. Diet: They are omnivores, accepting high-quality flakes, pellets, live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and vegetable matter.

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