Size up to 15 Dwells Tsikhloma meek in the waters of Guatemala and southern Mexico. The males of tsikhlozomy are larger than females.
The dorsal and anal fins of males are sharper and their ends are elongated into braids. The lower part of the head and partly abdomen of the male are colored red. Fish is very hardy and unpretentious.
When kept in a spacious aquarium, they are peaceful. Like all representatives of this species, Meek takes the shelter she likes and protects him and the surrounding area within a radius of 10 cm. Sometimes they tend to dig the ground, therefore it is better to lay the bottom with fine gravel.
In cichlid aquariums, plants should be planted with a well-developed root system and hard leaves. Tsichlozy feeds on any food, including earthworms, small pieces of lean meat, insects and their larvae.
Water for content: GH up to 20 °; pH 6.5-7.5; t 20-25 ° C. Breeding is possible in an aquarium of constant maintenance, even with other fish. It should be noted that in the spawning period, the male is very aggressive.
He carefully clears the chosen stone, pulls out even the plants located too close. At this time, the producers appear anal tubercle.
The first he stands in the male and at a height of 2-3 mm has the appearance of a sharp cone. It then appears in the female for a much shorter time.
In size it is 2 times larger than that of the male, and has the appearance of a truncated cone. The female tsikhlozymy mekamecheche spawn on a flat stone. Parents actively care for their offspring.
Water for breeding: GH up to 10 °; pH from 6.5 to 7.0; t 25-27 ° C. Carbonate hardness not more than 2 ° (ie, boiling for 5-10 minutes).
Starter feed for fry – Artemia or finely sliced and washed through a dense net tubule. Malek Tsikhlozom meeka grows very quickly.
You can buy Tsikhlozomu meeka in a specialized nursery. The price of fry Cychlozy meek can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Tsikhloz meek can be found in the section of species and breeds.