The man who sold me the pair told me that if I ended up with two males or two females I could come back to swap them out. Are you 100% sure that these are two males? They are pretty young.chromedome52 said:The name has been moved back to Herotilapia multispinosa due to some revisions a couple of years ago. I've never seen one much over 4 inches, and I've never seen one get particularly aggressive with other species of fish, especially when compared to other Central American Cichlids. When I got my first pair back in 1969 they were called Golden Red-Eye Cichlids and they were the first cichlid I ever had spawn for me. I would say a 30 inch 20 gallon long tank is good for them, though I've bred younger pairs in a 10. The extra depth of a 29 is a waste.
BTW, first photo appears to be two males.
Yep. They are big enough to be sexually mature, this species can breed at about 2 inches.Mikaela said:Yes, I remember now that they are called rainbow chiclids.
The man who sold me the pair told me that if I ended up with two males or two females I could come back to swap them out. Are you 100% sure that these are two males? They are pretty young.
Agree with chromedome, they're definitely not aggressive fish.HookedOnAquariums said:Ha now they are all colored up I can definly see they aren't even apistogrammas! They are a central american cichlid called the rainbow cichlid (like the post above stated). They get about 5 inches long and are pretty aggressive for the size. They need a 29 minimum and prefer hard water. They tend to be really hardy though.