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Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus)


The Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus, previously Cichlasoma citrinellum) is a large, eye-catching, and gorgeous show specimen. The wild Midas Cichlid typically displays a naturally camouflaging dark brown to blackish body with six dark bars and a large black blotch on the side. However, this bar patterning often disappears in aquarium settings. Additionally, there is a naturally occurring but seemingly out-of-place bright yellow color morph.

This cichlid has been extensively bred in captivity, resulting in a wide variety of striking color morphs. These morphs include shades of orange, yellow, white, and combinations of these colors. The most popular color morph is a creamy and sometimes spotted yellow specimen. Breeding the Midas Cichlid has also contributed to the development of the popular Flowerhorn Cichlid hybrid. The Midas is also used in scientific studies examining various aspects of fish behavior.


Species: Amphilophus citrinellus
Common Name: Midas Cichlid
Origin: Central America, predominantly in Nicaraguan lakes such as Managua, Xiloa, and Nicaragua.
Diet: Omnivores
PH Range: 6.5 – 7.5
Temperature: Tropical 22°c – 28°c
Breed Type: Egg Layer
Max Size: Approximately 30cm
Sex: Un-sexed

Midas Cichlid

AU$60.00 Regular Price
AU$54.00Sale Price

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