• Cyrtocara moorii Blue Dolphin

Cyrtocara moorii Blue Dolphin Males are blue and they develop a hump on their head. Females are lighter in color and may also develop a hump on the head. They are a shy and peaceful fish that needs similar tank mates. My wholesale source has a premium strain of this fish. Beware this fish is hard to sex under 3" and sometimes under 4". 

C.A.R.E.S. Program Fish, Vulnerable, Facing a high Risk of Extinction in the Wild. This fish is extremely hard to sex. Males are the best guess by venting. 

Mildly aggressive haplochromis that mixes well with most other haplochromis, peacocks, milder mbuna, and milder Lake Victorians.

Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. (See Compatibility-not compatible with some similar color or more aggressive types of haps.)

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

These fish will be occasionally available on a special order list. (See Compatibility before order it.)

Base Price is a 3" Male

This fish needs room to swim. It is best kept in 90-gallon or larger or better yet 120-Gallon four foot wide tanks. For that reason, it is only offered through my special order list. 

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

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 foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

See Compatibility Chart for more Information

More information on http://www.cascommunityforums.com/


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Cyrtocara Moorii
Common Name(s) Blue Dolphin
Geo. Origin Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe
Habitat Open Sand
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Monomorphic
Breeding Mouthbrooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive, Shy
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 9"
Temperature 78-82F
Water Hardness Hard

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Cyrtocara moorii Blue Dolphin

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