View Full Version : New firemouth.

11-08-2007, 05:18 AM
Well, it was just too tempting. I ended up getting two firemouths. As far as I can tell, I got a male and a female.

Here is the only one that I can find in the tank. The other one has been killed by my severum already, or is hiding really well.

11-08-2007, 05:21 AM
he looks pretty good! hope the other one are still alive. How big are they?

11-08-2007, 05:37 AM
about 3.5-4" from what I can tell.

I haven't seen either of them very much untill today. The one in the picture was out swimming through the plants trying to avoid being seen by the severum. I think he is chilling out a bit though. Hopefully I will get to see more of them soon.

11-08-2007, 08:45 AM
congrats on the new fish thumbs2:
i hope the other one didnt get killed though :(

11-08-2007, 12:16 PM
Your severum is showing aggression towards them? Mine didn't at all. He is probably hiding, severums are real laid back. Pretty firemouth though, I have 2 with my severum along with a jack and they do fine the severum was 6" when I added all of them and they were 2" or so. The jack is now 4" and the firemouths are 3.5".

11-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Good looking fish, thanks for sharing

Lady Hobbs
11-08-2007, 02:24 PM
Why is he purple? LOL I think your other is probably hiding, as well. They are supposed to make good tankmates for severums. Hope you find it!!

Mine is still hiding. Putting the gorami's in his tank did nothing so I removed them and plopped them in the community tank. Three have died.

I would like to observe my firemouth now and then. Nothing like having a fish you never see. :(

11-08-2007, 04:48 PM
I like it, I want cichlids so bad again.

11-08-2007, 07:51 PM
Very nice drum! Thanks for sharing.

11-08-2007, 07:52 PM
i think the firemouth is probably hiding, i doubt the severum would kill it

11-08-2007, 08:32 PM
Cool firemouth, they're awesome, especially when they get accustomed to the tnak and get even MORE colorul. Mine's always out and about the tank.

11-09-2007, 10:01 AM
I cant imagine the Severum killed them. Maybe they are still very shy.

But one thing is for sure, your Meeki really has very good colors. Just wait and see when they are bigger and start to spawn, then you will have fireworks in your tank.

11-11-2007, 03:23 PM
So did you spot the 2nd firemouth Drum?
Nice looking fish too! :thumb:

11-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Nice firemouth....they get such nice colour to them.thumbs2: