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Help with jewel fishes

Discussion in 'Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures' started by Evergorgeousme, May 7, 2018.

  1. Evergorgeousme

    Evergorgeousme New Member

    Apr 23, 2018
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    Hi guys. I am a newbie here. I got a jewel fish. I would like to ask what kind of Cichlid do I have?

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    the common name is jewel cichlid
    scientific name is ‚ÄéHemichromis bimaculatus

    they are pretty agro fish when mature but if you only keep one in the tank they won't breed and it reduces the aggression :)
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  3. Xmas_sweater

    Xmas_sweater New Member

    May 9, 2018
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    That is a jewel. If you get other fish in the tank that test his dominance he will brighten up with color. If you put another jewel in there make sure they are the same size. I had my big boy Clifford destroy 2 other jewels I put in my tank because he was a lot bigger than them and he didn't like the competion so he killed them off. So if uoure looking for tank mates make sure they are different All the other breeds of fish that I have that are smaller are perfectly fine with him! (My smaller peacocks,mbunas and my acei cichlids ) He is about 7inches and my small guys are about 3 inches or less..

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