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Jewel Fish

Levin Tilghman

New Member
5 Year Member
Are Jewel Fish considered dwarf cichlids? I saw some listed on a site that said that they get up to 6 inches, which seems rather large for a dwarf. I suppose it might be the individual species.

Mike Wise

Staff member
5 Year Member
I consider Hemichromis as a genus of 'small cichlids'. Some species, like the H. cristatus forms, remain under 4"/10cm and are relatively peaceful. Others, like the H. fasciatus-like forms, can grow larger than 8"/20cm and are highly aggressive and predatory.