Jewel Cichilid (3cm) Tropical Fish


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The Jewel cichlid is indeed an interesting fish that could bring life and color to any aquarium. However, as mentioned, their aggression could be a challenge for some aquarists. Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Jewel cichlids are native to Africa and can grow up to 6 inches in length. They also have a lifespan of 8-10 years.
  • These fish are known for their vibrant colors, which could range from blue, green, yellow, or red, depending on the species.
  • Since Jewel cichlids are aggressive, it is recommended to keep them in a species-only tank or with other fish that can hold their ground. Avoid keeping them with smaller or passive fish, as they might become targets of aggression.
  • When it comes to tank size, a 30-gallon tank should be enough for a pair of Jewel cichlids. Make sure to provide hiding places with rocks or caves to help them establish their territories.
  • In terms of diet, Jewel cichlids are omnivores and can eat a variety of foods, including pellets, flakes, frozen or live foods. It is important not to overfeed them, as this could lead to health issues.
  • Lastly, make sure to maintain good water quality by performing regular water changes and monitoring the pH levels. Jewel cichlids prefer slightly alkaline water with a pH of 7.0-8.5.

In conclusion, while Jewel cichlids may have some challenges, they are still a great addition to any aquarium for experienced aquarists who are looking for a unique and colorful fish to care for.


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