Greetings! Although I have regularly visited The Cichlid Room Companion for years, I'm new to the Forum.
I am currently maintaining a group of F1 Thorichthys
sp. 'coatzacoalcos' that I obtained as fry from the 2007 ACA Convention in Sacramento in a 72x24x18 aquarium. Some may be more familiar with the designation 'mixteco' for this undescribed Thorichthys
. Mine represent the 'Blue' color form. I did note the excellent discussion thread about this fish on the Forum:http://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=614
I don't have any good photographs of my fish, but I did manage to record a video showing a pair guarding their eggs and courting specimens exhibiting to each other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGSIVmmzHYg
I have found them to be excellent parents and, for heroine cichlids, reasonably well-behaved citizens in a planted, community aquarium.
I would be interested in the impressions of those who've also kept this fish and/or observed it in its native habitat.