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Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

The Texas Cichlid, Rio Grande Perch or Herichthys cyanoguttatus is a very popular aquarium fish. It is not considered to be a beginner fish though due to its aggressive temperament. They come in a few different colors including blue, green and red. This species of Cichlid can grow to about 1' in length and can live up to 15 years. They feed on pellets, krill and blood worms in an aquarium setting. Texas Cichlids are also considered a game fish in the freshwaters of Texas, Florida and Mexico. In a natural setting they feed by sifting the sands in search of a meal. This helpful characteristic will help keep your tank cleaner longer. There active lifestyle makes is another reason why they make such great pets for the experienced aquarium lover. You can check out the Texas Cichlid for yourself in the video below...

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