Photo by Ben Wright one of my customers. This photo was taken shortly after the fish arrived and was acclimated to his tank. The photo is of the older version of this fish. The new more yellow version is even better when it reaches full color.

Base Price is a 3" part color male 

These fish are Occasionally brought in to stock in 3" or larger males.

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. 

Single males mix with other Haplochromis types in a show tank. Iffy in 2.5-3.5" size with Peacocks due to aggression level. However, less aggressive when females are not present and Peacocks are 3.5" or larger.  

Smaller males are less aggressive. Males between 2.5 and 3.5" tend to be aggressive. Males 4" and larger tend to be Mildly aggressive. This strain seems to be less aggressive than some other strains. 3.5 to 4" and larger males seem to mix well with many other African Cichlids including Peacock Cichlids.

Best kept in single male tanks with Lake Malawi Haplochromines. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

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

Many customers have been very pleased with the color this fish shows in their tanks. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Nimbochromis venustus
Common Name(s) Giraffe Cichlid
Geo. Origin Lake Wide
Habitat Deep Water-Intermediate Level
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 10.5"
Temperature 78 f to 82 F
pH 7.8 to 8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Nimbochromis venustus (Giraffe Cichlid) (Extra Yellow) (Germany)

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