Unlike flowerhorn, which doesn’t have its own scientific name because its crossbred nature, the Midas Cichild is a native species that is caught from the rivers of Costa Rica in South American region and domesticated in home aquarium. Being a tropical fish, Midas Cichlid preferably should be kept in warm waters in the region between 27 to 30 degrees Celsius and water hardness around 8 to 10 dGH with the requirements similar just like the Discus Fish. In terms of diet, they are considered predatory fish that likes to chase after their food and they will accept just about anything from small sized fish, live worms including freshwater snails as well.
Today, Midas Cichlid is a popular freshwater fish that are sold in almost any aquarium stores. With selective breeding, it is quite common to find different variety of color mix to choose from like red and orange. Setting up your own aquarium for your newly acquired pet is quite simple because the best setup should be a barren bottom acrylic tank with presence of at least a driftwood to provide a hiding place to make them feel safe at home. Basically in order to grow the best and most healthy Midas Cichlid, the aquarium size should at least measure 55 gallons and above to ensure that they can grow to the maximum length. If you are a first timer in aquarium fish keeping, you can also read more on the blogpost that talks about this topic related on how to setup your first cichlid tank.
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