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Blue Neon Cichlid Cyprichromis nigripinnis Paracyprichromis nigripinnis

Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Miscellaneous

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £18.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 4 in stock



These are lovely Czrch bred Paracyprichromis nigripinnis 'Chinta'


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

Paracyprichromis nigripinnis (Blue Neon Cichlid, Cyprichromis nigripinnis)

An open water plankton feeder that is found in huge schools above rocky ground. This fish has a streamlined body with a pinkish colouration and a few fine blue lines running along the body from snout to tail. The fins are semi-transparent and smoky grey, with electric blue edges. Females are less brightly coloured than males.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A very gregarious species that must be kept in a group of at least six specimens. Provided they are given enough space males will not harm one another. Easily bullied by aggressive cichlids, so best kept alone or with benthic species that will ignore them. Likes to jump: keep the tank covered! A maternal mouthbrooder, spawning takes place in midwater. Incubation of the eggs takes about three weeks, after which the large fry are able to take newly hatched brine shrimps and plankton. A fascinating but difficult species.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperature 23-27C
Size 11 cm
Water Parameters Hard and alkaline water essential
Water PH 8.0-9.0