Males have a blue body with a grey blaze on the head. Their fins have a purple hue. Their lower face is turquoise. Some may show a darker blue shoulder. A very stunning cichlid indeed. The rarest form of Phenochilus in the hobby. 

These fish are being discontinued from stock. When they are gone they will only be available through my special order lists. 

Base Price is for a 2.5-inch male.

These fish work best in all-male tanks with peacocks and milder haplochromines. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank. 90 gallons or larger tank recommended. 

The best group to breed this fish is one male with five females. 75 gallons or larger tanks recommended. 40 Gallon Breeder will work as well. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Gissel"
Diet Carnivore
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 10"
Temperature 78-82 F

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Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Gissel" (Europe) (Rare)

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