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Bluemouth cichlid - Amphilophus nourissati

Bluemouth cichlid - Amphilophus nourissati

Scientific name: Amphilophus nourissati

Common name: Bluemouth cichlid

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 23 cm (7.87 - 9.06 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 7.7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 21°N (125 - 375ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 25 - 29 °C (77 - 84.2°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Central America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Bluemouth cichlids will accept quality flake and cichlid pellets. They should also be given treats of live or frozen foods in the form of bloodworms, chopped earthworms and brine shrimp.


Central America; Bluemouth cichlids are to be found in Guatemalaand Mexico.


Females will have a dark area on the dorsal fin; the males may have extended dorsal and anal fins.


The parents will spawn in nests or pits created in the substrate. Both parents will take on the parental duties and after a few days the eggs should hatch. Once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.


The expected life span for Bluemouth cichlid is 6 years.

Short description

Amphilophus nourissati are classed as semi aggressive but should not be housed with more aggressive species. They require hiding places adding to the tank, these can be made from rocks or bogwood and regular water changes are required.


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