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Trimar Aquaria and Reptiles

  • Red Jewel Small

Red Jewel Small


Common name: Red Jewel Cichlid, Jewel Cichlid, Jewelfish, Two-Spotted Jewelfish, African Jewelfish, Blue Jewel, Red Jewel.

Scientific name: Hemichromis Bimaculatus

Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches / 13 CM

Place of Origin: Zaire, Africa river region

Typical Tank setup: The Jewel Cichlid is known to dig for food in sandy and muddy substrate. It will destroy or damage most plants, so don’t hope to retain any plants for show. The tank should have caves and other hiding areas.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: Juveniles can easily be kept in aquariums as small as a 20 gallon /80 litre, but full grown adults need an aquarium of 80 gallon / 350 litre.

Compatibility: They are very few fish that can be placed with Red Jewel due to there agression. Generally the Red Jewls will accept peacock cichlids, same sized mbunas, or haplochromis African cichlids. They are very aggressive towards New World Cichlids such as a Green Terror, Smaller Dwarf Cichlids, Jack Dempseys, etc.

Temperature: 70 – 78 Deg F  /  21 – 25 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 6.5 – 7.5

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