Common Name(s)
Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Blue Lumphead, Hump-Head
Scientific Name
Cyrtocara moorii
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
10 inches
Minimum Tank Size
90 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Provide lots of open swimming space and a sandy substrate.
Tank Region
Bottom.
Diet
They aren't fussy eaters. Feed a high quality cichlid pellets along with live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp, boodworm, prawns, chopped earthworm etc.
Breeding
They are maternal mouthbrooders. The female will brood the eggs for up to 3 weeks before releasing free swimming fry.
Compatibility
They do well with large malawi cichlids. They will eat fish small enough to fit in their mouth.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.5-8.8, Temperature: 77-84 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live up to 10 years with proper care.
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