• Xystichromis sp. flameback

Xystichromis sp. Flameback males have a green and silver lower body and a red upper body. A black vertical line divides the body. Their tail is red and their dorsal fin has a red upper edge. Females are dull green and silver with a black vertical line across the middle of their body. These fish are a rare find in the hobby. C.A.R.E.S. Program Fish, Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium term future. Males may hide color at first. 

Mildly aggressive Victorian: but iffy with Peacocks (See Compatibility Chart)

These fish are no longer carried in-house; but, will be occasionally available on a special order list.

Base Price is for a 3" Male 

See https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=89  when I am ordering from my wholesaler.

There also is a chance that a few 3-3.5"  Males may appear in this fish's listing from time to time as well. 

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter in your account (Name, Address, Phone number for shipping purposes) to know when these fish are available. 

Recommended food:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

See Keeping Lake Victorian Cichlids on http://www.cascommunityforums.com/  for more information:







Profile Specs
Scientific Name Xystichromis sp. Flameback
Common Name(s) Xystichromis sp. Flameback
Geo. Origin Northern shoreline of Lake Victoria
Habitat Rocks and sand
Diet Omnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 74-78F
pH 7.2-8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Xystichromis sp. flameback

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