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Blue Neon (Aulonocara Stuartgranti Chiwindi) German Import Males

Blue Neon (Aulonocara Stuartgranti Chiwindi) German Import Males

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Size

Max Size: 7"

Description:

The Blue Neon cichlid is a stunning fish native to the rocky shores of Lake Malawi, Africa. Males exhibit a vibrant blue coloration with a bright yellow stripe running from their nose to the base of their caudal fin. Females are less colorful, but they still have a beautiful silver-gray hue. Blue Neon cichlids are known for their lively behavior and hardy nature, making them a popular choice for aquarists of all skill levels.

Aquarium Size and Conditions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum of 50 gallons is recommended, with larger tanks being more suitable.
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: Between 75-82°F (24-28°C).
    • pH: 7.8-8.6.
    • Hardness: 10-20 dH.
    • Ammonia and Nitrite: 0 ppm.
    • Nitrate: Less than 20 ppm.
  • Water Changes: Regular water changes of 20-30% should be performed weekly.

Feeding Recommendations:

Blue Neon cichlids are omnivores. Their diet should comprise high-quality flake food, pellets, and a mix of frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and mysis shrimp. It's advisable to feed them multiple small meals throughout the day.

Additional Notes:

  • Behavior: While Blue Neon cichlids are generally peaceful, they can exhibit territorial behavior, especially towards their own kind. It's recommended to house them in a species-specific tank or with other Malawi cichlids of similar size and temperament. Providing ample hiding spots in the form of caves is essential.
  • Aquarium Setup: A well-filtered aquarium is crucial to maintain water quality. Regular water testing is advised to ensure parameters remain within the recommended range. Offering a varied diet ensures the fish receive all necessary nutrients. Observing the fish for any signs of illness or stress is essential for their well-being.

Compatibility:

Blue Neon cichlids can be kept with other Malawi cichlids of similar size and temperament. However, it is important to avoid keeping them with Mbuna cichlids, as these fish are more aggressive. Other good tank mates for Blue Neon cichlids include Synodontis catfish and other non-cichlid fish from Lake Malawi.

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