New arrivals up for August 5th which can be found under new arrivals or by clicking here. A fantastic group of rarer fish came up from peru on August 11th which can be found at the bottom of the new arrivals list. Next main shipment arriving Aug 15th. 8" Arowana on blowout special for $69.99!!



CSA1835M

RED HEADED CICHLID (vieja melanura)

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Vieja melanura, the quetzal cichlid, redhead cichlid or firehead cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to Central America where it occurs in the Usumacinta River drainage in the countries of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. This species can reach a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) TL. It is also popular in the aquarium trade.[1][2]

It is one of the most colourful cichlid species with males displaying metallic green, blue, pink and orange along their flanks. It has been used in creating new hybridized aquarium cichlids that became popular in Asia in recent years and is probably one of the parents of modern blood parrot cichlids and flowerhorn cichlids.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vieja_melanura