Another color variation you see a fair amount is a dark blue or turquoise body with the same bright blueish-green dots. They definitely aren’t as popular as the red bodied fish, but you’ll see them quite often. The Jewel cichlid is a fun and unique looking freshwater fish that doesn’t get the attention it deserves from the aquarist community.


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Scientific name Common Name Size Temperament
 Hemichromis bimaculatus  Green Jewel cichlid 150mm Aggressive
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank size Diet
 24-27oC 6.5 - 7.5 120 litres omnivore