Firemouth Meeki Cichlid


The Firemouth Cichlid, (Thorichthys meeki), is a beautiful cichlid with a pearlescent turquoise-blue body with red coloration edging the scales. The throat and breast are red in color, ranging from a brick to a fiery red shade. Along the body of the Firemouth Cichlid are series of vertical, black banding starting behind the eye, extending to the base of the caudal fin. The membranes of the fins have turquoise spots and the dorsal fin is edged in red. The pelvic and anal fins of the are edged in black. Female Firemouth Cichlids are less brightly colored than the males and have a blunt genital papilla. The male also has sharply pointed dorsal and anal fins.