View Full Version : Firemouths growth has exploded!

Lady Hobbs
02-10-2008, 07:43 PM
I can hardly believe this! It's like one month they are little and 6 weeks later I can't recognize the new ones from the one adult I have.

I planted my tank and having a bit of a mini-cycle due to changing the substrate so moved two of the firemouths out for awhile. I dropped 1 in the 20 gallon and thought I had my fish mixed up and grabbed the adult instead.

I don't think she's even 4 months old and as large as my 1 1/2 year old female. I have to go back and check posts now to see when I bought her.

02-10-2008, 07:48 PM
Hahahaha they sound like they are really happy ... what on earth are you feeding them :ezpi_wink1: :ezpi_wink1:

Lady Hobbs
02-10-2008, 07:54 PM
My gawd I got her Nov 10. She's 3 months old today as well as the male I got at the same time. He's smaller, of course, since he's male but a very nice size too.

I will try to catch a pic later but they run when they see me and right now too much reflection from the window shows. They get Harika Gold, Harika suppliment and dried blood worms and shrimp. No real live foods are sold in town but they will get some when I take my road trip North.

02-10-2008, 08:19 PM
It just goes to prove nothing takes the place of a high quality diet and pristine water conditions.

Lady Hobbs
02-10-2008, 09:00 PM
And friends to fight with. LOL

02-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Yeah my brothers got two in a 55 gallon and they went frolm an inch to almost 4 in a few months..... He feed them Hikari Cichlid Bio-Gold

Lady Hobbs
02-10-2008, 11:16 PM
I can't get a shot of the bigger female but here he is at 3 months.

02-10-2008, 11:28 PM
he;s getting nice coloration.....

02-20-2008, 07:23 AM
I would love to see a picture of the female if you get time. That male is nice.

Lady Hobbs
02-20-2008, 08:10 AM
Here's a couple.

Unfortunately, I seldom see her. She is very, very skittish and hangs in her cave all day. Now that I got the photo, I see she has a bit of mouth fungus so will have to keep my eye on that.

02-20-2008, 02:16 PM
Thank you. I was confused about what a female looked like compared to the male. My Firemouth is still real young but I now think I have a male. He is slender in the abdomen and has long pointed anal and dorsal fins. I am pretty sure it is a male now.

02-20-2008, 02:36 PM
Neat Firemouths Lady Hobbs! i always see them at my lfs they're awesome fish.

Lady Hobbs
02-20-2008, 02:43 PM
The male is smaller than the female but both are colored up about the same.