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Malawi Blue Dolphin Haplochromis moori Cyrtocara moorii

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Open Water

Size: 12-14cm

Price: £39.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 4 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 12-14cm

Cyrtocara moorii (Malawi Blue Dolphin, Haplochromis moori)

An unmistakeable cichlid, widely sold and very popular. Both sexes are shiny mid blue, but the male has a pronounced hump on his forehead, from which comes the "blue dolphin" name. Immature males lack the hump, but have longer dorsal and anal fins than the females of equivalent size.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Though large and territorial this species is quite mild and will get along well with its own kind and other easy going cichlids. Do not mix with aggressive tankmates as it is easily bullied. A maternal mouthbrooder this species is relatively easily bred. Wild fish inhabit sandy areas close to rocky formations, and so a mix of digging space and hiding places would be appreciated.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperature 23-28C
Size Around 20cm
Water Parameters Alkaline conditions are necessary
Water PH 7.5-8.5