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Blue Dolphin Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)

Blue Dolphin Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)

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Max Size: 8"


The Blue Dolphin Cichlid, scientifically known as Cyrtocara moorii, is a captivating freshwater fish renowned for its unique humphead and vibrant blue coloration. Originating from Lake Malawi, this cichlid is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to its peaceful nature and striking appearance. Its distinctive forehead hump, which becomes more pronounced with age, coupled with its shimmering blue hues, makes it a standout in any aquarium setting. Often referred to as the "Malawi Blue Dolphin," this species is not only visually appealing but also relatively easy to care for, making it a favorite for both novice and experienced fish keepers.

Aquarium Size and Conditions:

  • Suggested Aquarium Size: A minimum of 55 gallons is recommended for the Blue Dolphin Cichlid. However, a larger tank of about 100 gallons or more is ideal, especially if housing multiple individuals or other species.
  • Water Conditions: The water should be hard with a pH level of 7.7 to 8.6. It's essential to maintain a stable temperature between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C). Regular water changes and efficient filtration are crucial to ensure the well-being of this species.

Feeding Recommendations:

  • Diet: The Blue Dolphin Cichlid is primarily an omnivore. It thrives on a balanced diet comprising high-quality cichlid pellets, supplemented with occasional servings of live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia.
  • Feeding Frequency: It's advisable to feed them once or twice daily, ensuring not to overfeed. Providing a varied diet helps in enhancing their color and overall health.


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