Blue Dolphin 7cm
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Water Quality Requirements
· Temperature: 24°C - 28°C.
· pH: 7.8 - 8.2
· General Hardness: 200 - 350 ppm.
The maximum length is 20-25cm, with a life span of about 10-15 years when cared for correctly.
This species shows minimal sexual dimorphism, meaning it can be difficult to determine the gender.
Both exhibit the blue dolphin nuchal hump and coloration is identical.
Males will grow larger than females and the species is slow to reach sexual maturity.
Cyrtocara moorii derives its common name, “Blue Dolphin”, from the unique hump that increases in size as the fish ages. This fish is an attractive, peaceful Malawi cichlid that is ideal for larger community tanks.
In the aquarium, Cyrtocara moorii will happily take most floating and, or sinking foods with no fuss.
They will benefit from frozen foods that have a high protein content.
This is a shoaling species and is best maintained in a group between 5 -10 individuals. Blue Dolphin is generally a peaceful Malawi cichlid. Males can become more territorial when spawning, but for the most part, this fish is a great community
|Scientific Name||Cyrtocara Moorii|
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