Pasionis Cichlid (Thorichthys pasionis)

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Pasionis Cichlid

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Pasionis Cichlid

Thorichthys pasionis

208 Litres (55 US G.)

16-17cm (6.3-6.7 ")




8.0 - 9.0

26 -30 °C (78.8-86°F)

5-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Pasionis Cichlid, Blackgullet Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma pasionis

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore which should have a varied diet, including high quality pellets and live/frozen food. This will produce the best colours of the fish.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed juveniles small meals 2 to 3 times daily, while feeding adults only 1 or 2 times a day. Adults need to be fasted one day a week.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This species looks very similar in body shape to the Firemouth Cichlid but the body colour is yellow with some purple. This species is the only identified species of the genus to have black gills.

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