Cobalt Blue Cichlid, African Lake Malawi | must have these guys...

electric blue cichlid QUICK STATS Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive Water Conditions: 76-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6 Max. Size: 8" Color Form: Blue Diet: Carnivore Compatibility: View Chart Origin: Africa - Lake Malawi, Farm Raised, USA Family: Cichlidae

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Electric blue haps are piscivores who will readily eat feeder fish placed in the tank. The can eat cichlid flakes and pellets as well as shrimp or worms. Feed them small meals several times per day to prevent overeating.

Cobalt Blue Cichlid, African Cichlids from African Lake Malawi ...

Aggressive cichlids should be avoided at all costs, as the Blue Ram won’t actually fight them. The Blue Acara is an oval shaped fish that is stocky and compact with pointed anal and dorsal fins. They are a moderately sized cichlid reaching about 8 inches (20 cm) in length with a life span of about 7 - 10 years. They become sexually mature at about 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) and will begin to breed at 4 inches (10 cm).

Cobalt Blue Cichlid, African Cichlids from African Lake Malawi ...

The Blue Acara is an oval shaped fish that is stocky and compact with pointed anal and dorsal fins. They are a moderately sized cichlid reaching about 8 inches (20 cm) in length with a life span of about 7 - 10 years. They become sexually mature at about 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) and will begin to breed at 4 inches (10 cm).This colorful fish is mostly a steel blue-gray coloration with various spots and striping on its body and head. There are a few green horizontal lines on the face and their overall bluish-green scales give them a sparkling appearance. The sexes are very similar in appearance, but the male's fins are longer and the rays of the dorsal and anal fins will often arch around the tail fin.All cichlids, along with some saltwater fish such as wrasses and parrotfish, share a common trait of a well-developed pharyngeal set of teeth located in the throat, along with their regular teeth. Cichlids have spiny rays in the back parts of the anal, dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins to help discourage predators. The front part of these fins are soft and perfect for precise positions and effortless movements in the water as opposed to fast swimming.Cichlids have one nostril on each side while other fish have 2 sets. To sense "smells" in the water, they suck water in and expel the water right back out after being "sampled" for a short or longer time, depending on how much the cichlid needs to "smell" the water. This feature is shared by saltwater damselfish and cichlids are thought to be closely related.

The cichlids were 1 bumble bee cichlid and one electric blue cichlid


This male was sold to me as a Blue Cobalt Cichlid (Pseudotropheus zebra). However, after investigating further, I discovered that the "Blue Cobalt" now has its ownspecies name: Maylandia callainos. Apparently there were just too many morphs ofP. zebra, and scientists needed to separate them out again.A grouping including more than 10haplochromis and peacock cichlids is recommended. Male Blue Ahli should not be combined, unless they have adequatehiding areas from each other. A single male with two or three femalesworks quite well.