Aggressive & Territorial – Not recommended for community type setups.
The Jewel Cichlid originates from Africa where they live in streams and river systems with mud bottoms. They are very hardy and should tolerate a range of water conditions, but may only breed in tanks with water on the acidic side and slightly elevated tank temperature.
The Jewel Cichlid can be quite aggressive, even more so when they form pairs and start breeding.
Species – Jewel Cichlid - Hemichromis Bimaculatus
Current Size – 4 -5 cm
Adult Length – up to 15cm
Temperature Range – 22 - 28°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.8
Special Requirements - They are relatively easy to keep and are very hardy, tolerating a range of water conditions.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Jewel Cichlids should not be kept with small fish. If kept as part of a Cichlid community then the tank mates need to be robust and tolerant! The tank needs to be spacious. Tiger Barbs or similar do seem to keep out of their way pretty well.
Feeding – They are not fussy eaters, accepting flakes and pellets along with live and frozen food.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.