The Firemouth (Thorichthys meeki, formerly Cichlasoma meeki) originates from Mexico and belongs to the most popular cichlids at all. This popularity is not at least due to the impressive face mask of the species. No other species of cichlid shows in such perfectness the bottom of the mouth and the deep red skin that covers the gills. The Firemouth acts that way to look much bigger for a potential aggressor. Another trick of the Firemouth are the spots on the operculum that look like eyes.
For our customers: the fish have code 654705 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer