• 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. 

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 especially in 3" or smaller sizes.  

Best kept in their own groups. Tricky in single male tanks with milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. (See Compatibility) not compatible or iffy with several other fish of similar color or several other types of African Cichlids.) 

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

Base Price is a 3" Male

This fish needs room to swim. It is best kept in 120-Gallon four foot wide tanks.  

Recommended foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

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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