Red Midas Cichlid 红财神慈鲷 8"
SIZE: Up to 14 inches (35.56 cm)
RANGE: San Juan River and adjacent watersheds in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
HABITAT: Mostly found in lakes and on rare occasions calm areas of slow flowing rivers that provide cover with rocky outcroppings and tree roots.
DIET: Omnivorous but mostly small fish, snails, insect
The midas cichlid is found nowhere else in the world. It is endemic within its small range. It looks almost identical to the red devil cichlid, but the midas cichlid is a totally different species.
The midas cichlid exhibits sexual dimorphism whereas most other members of the family do not. As they mature, they develop a nuchal hump on their heads with the male exhibiting a significantly larger hump than the female. Females develop just a small hint of a lump. In the wild, the hump only appears during the breeding season.
However for some unexplained reason(s), the hump is usually permanent in aquarium specimens. Its constant presence does not seem to have a negative effect on their spawning behavior.
财神慈鲷在世界其他任何地方都找不到。 它在小范围内流行。 它看起来几乎与红魔鬼慈鲷相同，但是财神慈鲷是一种完全不同的物种。
财神慈鲷表现出性别二态性，而大多数其他家庭成员则没有。 随着它们的成熟，它们会在头上形成一个颈部驼峰，而雄性则表现出比雌性更大的驼峰。 䧳性只会产生一点点肿块。 在野外，驼峰只在繁殖季节出现。
然而，由于一些无法解释的原因，驼峰通常在水族馆标本中是永久性的。 它的持续存在似乎不会对它们的产卵行为产生负面影响。(中文: 英语翻译成中文)