Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid

Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid

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1.30 LBS
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**Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid - The Compact Marvel of the Aquarium World**

Dive into the vibrant world of the Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid, a stunning freshwater fish that brings a splash of color and dynamic personality to any aquarium. This compact variant of the traditional Red Jewel Cichlid showcases the same mesmerizing ruby red coloration, but with a unique, shorter body structure that makes it a captivating addition to smaller tanks or as part of a diverse community setup. Ideal for hobbyists seeking an eye-catching species that combines beauty with a manageable size, the Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid is a gem waiting to shine in your aquatic collection.

**Key Features:**
- **Vibrant Colors:** Adorned with a vivid red hue, complemented by iridescent spots that catch the light, creating a sparkling effect in the water.
- **Unique Body Shape:** Their distinct short-bodied profile is not only a visual delight but also a space saver, making them perfect for various aquarium sizes.
- **Interactive Personality:** Known for their curious and active nature, these cichlids add not just beauty but also lively interactions to your tank.
- **Compatibility:** While they can be territorial, with proper tank management and compatible tank mates, they contribute to a dynamic and harmonious aquarium environment.

**Care Level:** Intermediate - While they are not excessively demanding, achieving their optimal coloration and health requires attention to diet, water quality, and tank setup.

**Diet:** Omnivorous - A balanced diet of high-quality cichlid pellets, frozen or live foods like brine shrimp or bloodworms, and vegetable supplements will ensure they thrive.

**Tank Requirements:**
- **Size:** Minimum of 30 gallons for a pair, with larger setups recommended for community tanks.
- **Water Conditions:** Warm (74-80°F), slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.5-7.5), and clean water with regular changes to maintain quality.
- **Decor:** Rocks, driftwood, and caves to provide hiding spots and territories, along with open swimming areas.

**Price:** Starting at $29.99 - A small price for a jewel that brings unmatched beauty and charisma to your freshwater habitat.

**Why Choose the Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid for Your Aquarium?**
Whether you're a seasoned aquarist or just beginning to explore the underwater world, the Short Body Red Jewel Cichlid offers a unique blend of visual appeal, engaging behavior, and adaptability. Its compact size allows for creative aquascaping and compatibility with a variety of tank mates, making it a versatile choice for any freshwater enthusiast.

At PetZoneSD, we are excited to bring you this extraordinary variety of the Red Jewel Cichlid. Captivate your guests and enjoy the endless fascination provided by these aquatic jewels. Dive in and add a touch of wonder to your collection today!