Herichthys minckleyi (Kornfield & Taylor, 1983)
Minkley's cichlid
Herichthys minckleyi
photo by DATZ

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
 Max. size:  17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  North America: Atlantic slope, endemic to Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Aquarium conditions: pH=8, H=50, 24°C water temperature, omnivore, egg layer, needs plant and rock cover, not easy to raise in tanks. Feeds on snails and small fishes (Ref. 7335).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (A1ce+2ce, B1+2c) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 06.08.92
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.11.08
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.03.01

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