Hemichromis Bimaculatus Is An Aggressive And Pugnacious African Cichlid
The Hemichromis bimaculatus is an aggressive and pugnacious African cichlid. The jewelfish will not hesitate to attack a human hand. It will bite hard to discourage any threat to its young. This fish is not recommended for a community aquarium. Hemichromeis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes. The Jewelfish is tolerant of many levels of water quality. It is considered to be a moderate to aggressive species.
It has a maximum length of 12 inches but usually only four to five inches when full-grown in the wild. With a cherry-red body, these fish are covered with reflective light blue small blotches over the entire body. Two large black "eye spots" are present on the lateral line :max _bytes(150000):strip _icc()/GettyImages-588994422-5c2151ab9df74122b69ccfd91b895639. jpg) The jewelelfish comes as close to a "marriage life" in the full sense of the word. The parents do everything together from preparing the nest site to care for the eggs and protecting the young. Other than juvenile members of their own species, no tank mates are acceptable for this defensive fish. They are not suited for a family tank.
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