Blue Aureum “Thorichthys aureum”, is a very colorful, peaceful and showy fish and easy to care for cichlid. This fish does not get large, up to 5”. The fish is somewhat deep-bodied with bright blue spangling on the body. It is a Central American cichlid and a close relative to the popular Firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) and they share plenty of physical characteristics. The males get larger and brighter than females. These are captive bred and will accept a variety of foods.
This is a fish that's considered a good beginner's cichlid. However, like other cichlids it will become territorial, especially toward con-specifics, during spawning.
Will do well in some planted aquarium, but will forage and dig through the substrate looking for food. It is not known to be a predator, but it will eat small fish if the opportunity arises. This fish should be kept with fish, such as Oscars, Severums, Angelfish, Geophagus, larger tetras and other fish.
Aquarium bred and raised
Purchase Size: 1.25"
$14.99 Regular Price