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Thorichthys Ellioti is a freshwater fish, found in rivers of Central America. Thoricthys belongs to cichlid family, they have a dazzling variety of colors, shapes and morphological variants in different geographical areas. These tropical fish tend to inhabit moderately-flowing to standing water. Typically Peaceful. Although like most cichlids, they may be territorial, especially when breeding. Buy Live Fish online with Coburg Aquarium in Australia

Features of Thorichthys Ellioti:

  • Males are typically more colourful and slightly larger
  • Both sexes have darker vertical bands, a reddish patch around the belly, and lots of shiny blue spots on the flanks and fins
  • These fish like to sift the substrate in search of food items
  • The average lifespan is: 3-7 years


Thorichthys Elliotis: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Thorichthys Elliotis:

The commonly recommended Thorichthys Ellioti tank size is around 80L. These fish love to swim and will fair better with plenty of room to explore. You should definitely increase the tank size if you’re planning on keeping a larger community tank. 

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Thorichthys Ellioti Tank Mate Compatibility:

It is better to keep them in a species only set-up or else with other relatively placid species. Do not house them with large, aggressive species. Likewise, any diminutive, slow-moving tankmates should also be avoided

Here are some good Thorichthys Ellioti tank mates to consider:

Thorichthys Ellioti Food :

Thorichthys Elliotis are omnivores and will pretty much eat anything that you give them. In the wild, they will sift through the substrate for small organisms. They can also chow down on some plant material. Some good commercial food brands for this fish:

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Thorichthys Ellioti Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A standard filtration system will do. You can use a canister system or a simple hang-on-back model. Whichever filtration method you choose, just make sure that it’s powerful enough to treat the tank efficiently. You also need to make sure that the filter doesn’t create too much flow. Thorichthys Ellioti Cichlids prefer light flow.

Here are some great brands to consider:

Aquarium Lighting

Don’t utilize a powerful light unless you have plenty of shading.

Aquatic Plants

Plants could make the aquarium more aesthetically pleasing. Leaf litter such as dried Indian almond leaves can also be provided to create a more natural environment.

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Aquarium Decorations

Introduce some rocks and driftwood into the mix as well. Driftwood is a good place to rest and hide. Meanwhile, smooth rocks will act as breeding grounds for these fish. Recommend creating some caves with rock is possible. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Sand and fine gravel are good ones for them. You can introduce some larger pebbles into the mix for variety too if you want.

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Additional Information

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