Red Texas Cichlid Love this fish! I have 1 with all African cichlids.

Red Texas Cichlid Love this fish! I have 1 with all African cichlids.
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In the aquarium trade you can often find fishes sold under the names blue Texas cichlid, green Texas cichlid, and red Texas cichlid. These common names can cause quite a lot of confusion because they are used for color variants of as well as for hybrids and entirely different species. Take the name blue Texas cichlid for instance—many pet shops use this name for a number of blue cichlids from North and Central America, including , . , . , and others. The name blue Texas cichlid is also frequently applied to species that have not yet been scientifically described and given a proper scientific name, such as sp. "Rio Cazones," sp. "turquoise," and sp. "Poza Rica."
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The Texas Cichlid has been bred in captivity and is known to hybridize with other related species. This fish is an egg layer and a pair will form a bond after a "jaw locking" contest between them. A large water change and a temperature higher than 72° F will induce spawning. aquariums with red oscar fish | Re: Texas cichlid 1 year 7 months ago #266060
Photo provided by FlickrThree-inch "red" Texas cichlid. Cool fish. Not common. Scott C., March 25, 2006
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The Texas cichlid is the only cichlid native to the United States. In addition to being a popular aquarium fish in many parts of the world, it is also an appreciated game fish in southern U.S. and northern Mexico. Even though this fish is an American cichlid and not an African, it was depicted on a stamp released by the Côte d'Ivoire (known as Ivory Coast prior to 1985) in 1981. The Texas cichlid is not included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In the wild, Texas cichlids are found in densely grown pools and runs of small to large rivers and it is a good idea to mimic this type of environment in the aquarium. A single Texas cichlid can be kept in a 75 gallon aquarium, while a couple needs at least 125 gallons. If you get a pair, be prepared to divide the aquarium into two separate parts in case of extensive violence. If you want to keep a Texas cichlid with other fish, the aquarium must be at least 125 gallons. The Texas cichlid is considered difficult to keep, primarily due to its feisty temperament. This fish is not recommended for beginners. If you take good care of your Texas cichlid it can reach an age of 15 years. I have a 37 gallon fish tank that i just got and i am getting a red texas cichlid to put in there and i was wondering what other native fish and also cichlids would be good tank mates with a red texas that are aggressive as well. I do wont to put a catfish in there hopefully maybe a channel really wont a flathead or a baby blue but not sure. Anyways what would be good tank mates for my red texas that are aggressive as well??
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Red Texas cichlids are considerable more aggressive than other Texas cichlids and should be thought about as flowerhorns rather than as Texas cichlids. They should only be kept with other large robust and aggressive fish. They require a large aquarium if you are going to be able to house them with other cichlids and are otherwise best kept alone.The Texas cichlid has several qualities that contribute to its success as an . The cichlid is not affected by high-energy wave events and pollution from outfall canals. These cichlids also have very high tolerance for salt water and high salinities that would normally act as barriers to the entrance of invasive fish. The cichlid can disrupt the food web with their varied diet, which can shift depending on what fish are around it. They are aggressive whether they are holding territory or not. This aggression can inhibit growth and reproduction of native species and the effects can be far-reaching. The cichlid also forces other fish into open areas, which lowers the population count of the other species through predation. The cichlid is a pioneer species that paves the way for other fish to invade, which has occurred in Six Mile Creek, Florida, and in the upper The actual effects of the cichlid on the environment are, at this point, unknown.