Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

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Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by CA cichlid dude » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:38 am

Hello all,

I just acquired 4, and want to take the best care possible of these beauties. What is the best temperature for these guys?


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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by smitty » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:00 am

I can't give you any info on them. Though they are similar to Meeki which I have kept it was not to such a a degree where I ever spawned them. But good luck on the new guys.
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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by CA cichlid dude » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:40 am

smitty wrote:I can't give you any info on them. Though they are similar to Meeki which I have kept it was not to such a a degree where I ever spawned them. But good luck on the new guys.
Thanks Smitty. Yeah most thorichthys like 70-75f but want to confirm I'm keeping the correct temp for optimal health. I would like to breed these guys and have them reach their full potential.
I searched, and some sources say 70-75f and some 75-80f.
They are only about 1-1.5" now.



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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by CA cichlid dude » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:16 am

Found out 75f is what they were kept at and 70-75f is best.


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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by smitty » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:12 am

I kept my Managuans at 68-73 during the winter months because they were in the basement. But when summertime rolled around and it was hot out the temp was always 78-85 and they spawned non-stop with very big spawns. I always associated it with the warmer temp, after being in the cooler water for so many months.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
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210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by Sandman » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:34 pm

I tried to keep them around 75+, if you get a pair, they will breed regularly. Just don't keep them with anything too territorial.

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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by CA cichlid dude » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:53 pm

Sandman wrote:I tried to keep them around 75+, if you get a pair, they will breed regularly. Just don't keep them with anything too territorial.
Thanks, right now the only tank mates are a clown pleco, some swordtails and mollies.
I may never keep them w/ other cichlids. They seem a little skittish compared to other thorichthys species I've kept. Is this normal?


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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by Lisachromis » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:51 am

It was normal for me.

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Re: Thorichthys Mixteco Blue

Post by CA cichlid dude » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:48 am

Lisachromis wrote:It was normal for me.
Thank you Lisa.




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