Scientific Name: Thorichthys ellioti
How easy are they to care for?
We would class this species as easy to care for.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
This species is native to the waters of Mexico.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
4 or more Ellioti cichlids should be kept together.
What water conditions do they require?
Water temperatures should range from 25-28¬∞C and pH should be between 7.0 - 8.5
What should you feed them?
Ellioti cichlids will accept a wide range of foods including frozen foods (brineshrimp, bloodworm, daphnia, and various dried foods such as flake, green flake, cichlid pellets, and crushed algae wafers.
How compatible are they with other fish?
This species will be fine in a general community aquarium ‚Äì do not keep with larger, more aggressive fish.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Breeding is quite easy in aquaria as long as the right environmental needs are met; soft sand substrate as well as flat rock or slate is good to have.