Fas­ci­nat­ing Fish

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Texas CI­CH­LID

this tra­di­tional big ci­ch­lid is a firm favourite be­cause of star­tling colours and sur­pris­ingly chilled be­hav­iour. it’s not with­out mal­ice, so house it care­fully, but you could choose a lot worse!

Sci­en­tific name: Herichthys cyanogut­ta­tus Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: her-ick-thiss sigh-an-oh-gut-ah-tuss Size: 30cm Ori­gin: Mex­ico and into south­ern Usa Habitat: Rio grande drainage sys­tem, slow-mov­ing sec­tions of river and ponds Tank size: 120x60x60cm  Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 6.0-7.5 ph, 5-12°h Tem­per­a­ture: 20-33°c Tem­per­a­ment: ter­ri­to­rial and bel­liger­ent Feed­ing: Om­ni­vore – pel­lets, food sticks, larger frozen foods and oc­ca­sional fresh veg Cost: £12

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