Common Name(s)
African Butterfly Cichlid
Scientific Name
Anomalochromis thomasi
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
West Africa
Temperament
Peaceful.
Maximum Size
3 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Provide flat rocks for spawning and plenty of hiding spots.
Tank Region
Bottom.
Diet
They will accept most foods. Feed a varied diet of high quality cichlid pellets as a staple along with live/frozen foods.
Breeding
They are substrate spawners. The fry is guarded by both parents.
Compatibility
They should be kept in a small group. They can be kept with other african dwarf cichlids, small anabantoids and small characins.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 5.5-7.5, Temperature: 73.4-80.6 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 3-5 years.
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