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Thorichthys meeki “Rio Candelaria”

23. June 2021

The Rio Candelaria is a lowland river in Central America. It originates in northern Guatemala and flows through regions there and in southeastern Mexico whose jungle landscapes were almost untouched by man for a long time. The Rio Candelaria gained sad fame because the conquistador Hernán Cortez had the last Aztec ruler Cuautémoc, a fierce fighter for the independence of his people, executed here. Whether the firemouth cichlids (Thorichthys meeki) of the Rio Candelaria are so intensely red in color because the blood of the Aztec got into the river? Probably not, because Cuautémoc was hanged, but the thought is romantic, isn’t it?

We currently have beautiful offspring of this location variant of the Firemouth Cichlid in various sizes in the stock. They have all the advantages of this magnificent species, i.e. relative peacefulness and magnificent appearance, plus the originality of this strain.

For our customers: the animals have code 654702 on our stocklist. Please note that we supply only wholesale.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Thorichthys meeki

15. December 2017

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