Scientific Name: Thorichthys meeki
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : 5 - 6.5cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
We would class this as an easy level of care
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Found within Mexico and Guatemala, most notably near Yucatan
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Will happily be kept in 8 or more but caution is advised when spawning,
What water conditions do they require?
Temperature ranges of 20 - 32 Celsius and will accept pH ranges from 6.0 - 8.0.
What should you feed them?
Firemouths will happily accept a wid range of live, frozen and pellet foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Generally compatible with a wide range of species, however care must be taken as they reach full size and during spawning especially.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Will readily breed in captivity. Males will exhibit a brighter red throad and longer extentions to their fins.