Blue Dolphin Cichlid

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One of the more peaceful African Cichlids the Moorii gets its name "Blue Dolphin" from its blue colouration and its dolphin face like features as it matures. The blue dolphin Cichlid when young or stressed will show dark blotching alongside its body. As the fish matures the blotching will fade out and males will turn a deep blue with long elongated fins and will develop a large lump "kok" on its head. The females will also show a blue colouration but not as striking as its male partner.. Its not uncommon for dolphins to reach lengths of 6" in the home aquarium and when breeding they can produce well over 100 babies per mouthful.

 Species - Cyrtocara Moorii (formally Haplochromis Moorii)
Common Name - Blue Dolphins
Marture Adult Size - 8"
Origin - Lake Malawi
PH Range - 7.2 -8.2
Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
Water Type - Hard Alkaline
Breed Type - Mouthbrooder
Size - 6cm
Sex - Unsexed

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