These fish are slow to show the full Blue on the face.  The main photo is of a 5" male. The second photo is of a 4" 1/2  color male. Males also get a wide yellow blaze on the head. 

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Males are full color

3/4 color males have some blue on the face

1/2 color males have a hint of blue on the face. 

Base Price is a 3" part color male 

These fish are Occasionally brought in to stock in 3" or larger males. Grab them when they are available because my wholesale is running out of them in the larger sizes. 

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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