Males have a greenish body with red on their forehead and the upper front portion of their body. Females lack the red top. These fish are shy. Single males sometimes are slow to show full color and may not show full color until around 4" or more These fish are more similar to Peacock Cichlids than Haplochromis fish in many ways.
Peaceful Cichlid Fish: Mix best with more peaceful Aulonocara Types, Haplochromis, and peaceful Lake Victorians as well.
Last count 02/15/2019. Next count due 03/08/2019.
Base Price is for a 3" Part Color 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" Part Color Males or 4-4.75"+ Males may appear in this fish's listing from time to time as well.
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Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines.
Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females.
Recommended food: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee
Part Color males may only have egg spots on the anal fin and red on the dorsal fin. Some may show a little more color. They should color up over time.
See Compatibility chart and http://www.cascommunityforums.com/ for more information.
|Scientific Name||Lethrinops Red Top|
|Common Name(s)||Lethrinops Red Top|
|Geo. Origin||From the extreme northern tip of the lake in Tanzania|
|Habitat||Shallow sandy habitat near rocks|
Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" Chirwa
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