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

Super Green Texas Cichlid | Central American | American Cichlids | Fish | Smiths Aquarium
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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.
Super Green Texas Cichlid | Central American | American Cichlids | Fish | Smiths Aquarium
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We got some feeders, yeah we know they are too big for our cichlids to eat, but they were going to toss them anyway. So we put them in our tank and our Texas found new play toys beating the crap out them goldfish. He did eat them, just in parts, piece by piece with Dempsey's help. The big goldie is rocket 4 (previous owned), he has grown amazingly and has blended in with the cichlid family. Oh the white divided is a tank partition, convict babies on the other side. Super Green Texas Cichlid | Central American | American Cichlids | Fish | Smiths Aquarium
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Photo provided by FlickrTexas Cichlid | Central American | American Cichlids | Fish | Smiths Aquarium
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Green Texas Cichlids require a tank of at least 50 gallons with lots of room to swim and adequate hiding spots. Most plants that are added to the aquarium will be uprooted as they dig, so floating plants may be more appropriate. They are very adaptable to differences in water chemistry. Being aggressive in nature, the Green Texas Cichlid should only be housed with more aggressive fish that are close to the same size.Green Texas Cichlids require a tank of at least 50 gallons with lots of room to swim and adequate hiding spots. Most plants that are added to the aquarium will be uprooted as they dig, so floating plants may be more appropriate. They are very adaptable to differences in water chemistry. Being aggressive in nature, the Green Texas Cichlid should only be housed with more aggressive fish that are close to the same size.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. The Texas cichlid is a subtropical fish that hails from a benthopelagic environment. It lives in pools and runs of small to big rivers and its native habitat is the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas, U.S. and north-eastern parts of Mexico. The Texas cichlid has been introduced by man to central peninsular Florida and the Edwards Plateau of central Texas. A similar introduction has taken place in the Verde River basin (La Media Luna region) in Mexico. The Texas cichlid was also introduced to the Philippines in the 1970s, but it is not known whether a Texas cichlid population is now established in Philippines or not. 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. The Texas cichlid displays a sparkling golden colour with pearly highlights. The body and fins are decorated with white and turquoise dots. Along the middle, rear half of the body and at the base of the caudal fin of the fish you can see several small black dots. Many Texas cichlids have three black bars on the body.