The Texas Cichlid is the northernmost cichlid and has the distinction of being the only cichlid native to North American waters.
Native to the waters of southern Texas (Rio Grande) and northern Mexico these fish have all the habits that are typical of cichlids. Being used to the close quarters provided by rivers, they defend their territory vehemently against all intruders. They will also make short work of plants and rockwork by digging a great deal.
The Texas Cichlid is among the toughest and most cantankerous of all cichlids!