Glossary of Terms

Sex Uncertain: This fish is too small or not showing enough signs of specific sex yet. Many times 2.5" and up Sex Uncertain will turn out to be females.

Female: This fish is large enough to show male like color or markings and has yet to do so - however, a few males can be late bloomers

Part Color Male: This fish has signs of being male, usually slight color, egg spots, or other male like markings. Some fish, especailly haps can be slow to turn full color.

Male: These are full color male fish. Mbuna fish are tough to sex and may occasionally full me.

WILD: This fish is collected from their native body of water and imported for the aquarium trade. I rarely get these type fish; but, sometimes they are available by special order.

F1: This fish is the progeny of two wild cichlids and are one generation removed from the wild

F2: This fish is the progeny of two F1 cichlids and are two generations removed from the wild

Pair/Trio Only: These fish are sized based on the male's size (females may be an inch or more smaller)

There are no guarantees of sex, compatible pair, or compatible trio combinations; all fish sold as male and female are considered 'likely male' and 'likely female' respectively


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Xystichromis sp. dayglow (Rare)

Xystichromis sp. dayglow (Rare)
Family: Victoria Basin
Product Code: Victoria Basin
Availability: 1
Price: $6.00

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Xystichromis sp. dayglow males have a silver face, red on the front portion of their body with the rest of the body being yellow-green, a black vertical line dividing the body and black horizontal lines on the body, red tail, black dorsal fin with a red upper edge and black ventral fins. Females are yellow-green to brown. They are a rare fish from Lake Victoria. What makes them unique is that the male can change his color to dark blue on a whim, and why they do this is not known because it is not necessary for breeding. Single Males will mix with Peacocks and haps; but, may or may not hide color at first.  They are a nice milder Lake Victorian Fish.  Near Threatened C.A.R.E.S. Program fish See

Please take note: Once this fish is gone from in-house stock, they will only be available through special orders. Wholesale prices have gone up on Lake Victorians and the price from the wholesaler will be much more. 

Last Grow Out Count 8/17/2017. Next Grow Out Count due 9/08/2017. Please note if I run out of time in a count, discontinued fish may be skipped to the next count (3 weeks beyond date listed)

Group: One 3.5" Male + One 3" Female + Four 2.5" Females

Peaceful Victorian that mixes well with Peacocks, smaller peacefull haplochromis, and a few mild mbuna

See Compatibility Chart

Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee available in my Associate Store at, Cobalt Blue (Cobalt Aquatics) Cichlid Flakes or Spirulina Pellets or Flakes available in my Associate Store at

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Profile Specs
Scientific Name Xystichromis Sp. Dayglow
Common Name(s) Xystichromis Sp. Dayglow
Geo. Origin Lake Kanyaboli
Habitat N/A
Diet Herbivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5'"
Temperature 74-78F
pH 7.2-8.6
Water Hardness Hard

Temperature: This is the temperature range of the natural waters that these species of cichlid live. Not keeping your aquarium at these temperatures could jeopardize the health of the species.

Scientific Name: This is the scientific name given to the fish in order to properly identify the species.

Common Name(s): This is the name given to the fish by aquarist to identify the species in the place of more confusing scientific names. Care should be given when identifying species by common name as more than one species can have the same common name resulting in cross breeding. It is recommended to use the scientific name when purchasing fish.

Geo. Origin: This is the geographical area that the species originated from.

Habitat: This is a description of the primary environment the cichlid can be found, such as in a rocky or sandy habitat. This does not mean a fish cannot be found in other habitats.

Diet: This is the type of foods the species primarily eats. This is very important because, for example, if a high protein diet is given to an omnivore, it could cause bloat and kill the fish. This is due to the fish not having the ability to break-down high levels of protein properly in the digestive system.

Gender Differences: This is a description of the visual differences between males and females of a species. Dimorphic is when the male of the species has brighter coloration while the females are plainer and more drab. Monomorphic, on the other hand, is when the male and female of the species look identical.

Breeding: This is a description of how the species breeds.

Temperament: This describes the overall temperament of the species towards other tankmates of a different species.

Conspecific Temperament: This describes the overall temperament of the species towards other tankmates of the same species.

Maximum Size: This is a description of the total length (including the tail) of typical aquarium specimens. Wild specimens may not attain this size, or may in fact grow larger than aquarium raised individuals due to various factors. This is not a guarantee to the maximum size it is just a generalization.

pH: This is the pH range of the natural waters that the species of cichlid live. Not keeping your aquarium at these pH levels could jeopardize the health of the species.

Water Hardess: This is the amount of minerals in the water, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and many types of divalent salts. The minerals in the water play an important role in the biological process of cichlid. They are necessary for bone formation, blood clotting and other metabolic reactions. A lack of proper minerals in the water can reduce the energy available for growth and may jeopardize the health of the species.

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