Red Forest Jewels cichlid inhabits in West Africa from South Guinea to central Liberia and can be seen mainly in the rivers where it swims in the middle and bottom waters.
The fish feeds on juveniles, small fish, insects and spineless species.
From the fish name it’s already clear that african jewel fish is a beautiful one. The body colour is red that varies up to bright purple when the fish is exited or during its spawning period. There are greenish spots scattered around the fish body with a black spot in the middle. Red Forest Jewels max size is about 13-15 cm. Lifespan is about 5 years.
Red Forest Jewels gladly eat all types of fish food, but to get the maximum of its colour it’s desirable to feed the fish with live foods when possible and frozen brine shrimp. Spirulina should also be added to the diet.
- Species – Hemichromis lifalili
- Common Name – Red Forest Jewel
- Origin – West Africa from South Guinea to central Liberia
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – 6.5 – 8
- Temperature – Tropical 22–28°c
- Breed Type – Egg layer
- Current Size – approximately 5cm (Grows to approximately 15cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed