The Super Green Texas Cichlid is a hybrid freshwater fish that was developed by the cross breeding of Flowerhorn Cichlid (Cichlasoma sp.) and Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus). As a hybrid cichlid, the apparence of each fish varies widely, a few specimens will develop to show the brilliant green and black colorations, others may not. The species with the brilliant green color is rare and has meant that their price is often expensive. The Texas Super Green Cichlid is an aggressive South American Cichlid. It will eat fish if can fit in its mouth. Not recommended for peaceful community tanks. You can also check Coburg Aquarium Online shop to buy your aquarium plants and aquarium supplies.
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For a single Super Green Texas Cichlid, we recommend tank size no smaller than 200L. If you want to keep it together with other species, it's highly recommended to consider a larger aquarium.
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Super Green Texas Cichlids do fine on their own. The best Texas Cichlid tank mates are going to be similar-sized, fairly large aggressive or semi-aggressive species.
If you want to create a multi-species tank, give these tank mates a try:
Super Green Texas Cichlids are omnivores, so these freshwater fish will eat pretty much anything you provide. Dry commercial pellets or flakes are a great staple that we highly recommend. High-protein snacks like bloodworms, frozen shrimp, crustaceans, brine shrimp, and insects are all good choices. The same goes for algae-based foods and blanched vegetables. Some good commercial food brands for this fish:
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They do fine with strong efficient filtration. It is better to use an external filter such as a canister filter. Here are some great brands to consider:
The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.
Use sturdy rooted plants and floating plants to add some variety. Put some driftwood or bogwood to create hiding spaces for the fish. This is great for managing aggression.
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Decorating an aquarium for Texas Cichlids can be tricky. These fish prefer natural environments filled with plants and shelter. The best thing you can do is secure your decorative items as best as possible. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:
Fine gravel or sand are good and they are safer for the fish when they dig.
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Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.
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