Jump to content

Hemichromis bimaculatus

Fish Folk

Recommended Posts

Christmas came early. I decided to try out a new breeding project: Hemichromis bimaculatus (Jewel Cichlid). I’ve admired this species awhile, but never had the right space to try them. I got a more turquoise-cast group.

From my LFS, I bought 6x. I’m guessing 3x pairs, but they’re very difficult to sex…


Here’s their destination tank, a 29 gal. Cleaned out, replanted, with added shells for spawning…


And here’s their first tank tour…


  • Love 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Spectacular fish, and they should be easy for you. I had some in the late 80s and Early 90s, and it was hard to get then to not breed. At one point I had them in with a Jack Dempsy and it actually worked out, but they didn’t breed until they had a tank to themselves. I know they’re not true mouth brooders but it’s fun to watch them gather up the fry in their mouth. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...