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Placidochromis phenochilus

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Open Water

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £15.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 9 in stock


Schooling Fish: Yes

Sociability: Peaceful

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Care Level: Easy

Diet: Adaptable


These are P. phenochilus 'Mdoca White Lip'


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: 4-5cm

Placidochromis phenochilus (Mdoka White Lip Cichlid, Blue Followers)

This peaceful Cichlid from Lake Malawi is also known as a 'blue sand-dweller'. These are one of the most beautiful and coveted Cichlids due to their species gender differences having males and females with the same colouration. They can be easily recognised by their white lips.

Adult males display a distinctive pattern of pearly white spots against a blue body colour. Because of it's lovely colours, this species has become very popular among aquarists. Placidochromis phenochilus are also known as “Blue Followers” because of an unusual feeding strategy this species has adopted.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This peaceful, gentle by nature, motuhbrooding Cichlid is a great fish to keep with other Haplochromis cichlids.

This species will accept almost all kind of food (flakes, pellets, frozen) just be aware that they are carnivores by nature and will need food with extra animal protein e.g krill and shrimp.

Best kept in groups of over 6 individuals since they are very social and like to play with their own kind. These are very shy fish. If you want to breed them, they should be kept as a colony without any other aggressive fish. Being very peaceful they will often get bullied around.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Malawi
Temperature 25-27C
Size 25CM
Water Parameters Hard and slightly alkaline
Water PH 7.5-8.5