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

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Atlantic slope, endemic to Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico.
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: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 19 October 2018 (B1ab(iii,v)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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