Males are very colorful. They have a mostly blue/green body with red on the shoulder, and on the anal fin. The anal fin also contains multiple white egg spots. Their dorsal fin is blue and red with a light blue upper edge. See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=2312
Base price is 1.5" Sex Uncertain
2" and smaller sizes of this fish should be kept with one teaspoon per gallon of plain table salt in their water.
Lethrinops work best with milder peacocks and milder haps in single all-male tanks. See compatibility chart. 75 gallons or larger tanks recommended. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.
The best group for breeding this fish is one male with five or more females.
These fish are being grown out from smaller sizes obtained from my wholesaler. Sometimes I am able to get some 3" or larger males from the wholesaler as well. Occasionally, they may spawn. If I can build enough through spawns, I will sell the spawned fish at a sale price.
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|Scientific Name||Lethrinops sp. Mbasi Creek|
|Geo. Origin||Mbasi Creek, Tanzania|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive|
|Temperature||78 to 82 F|
|pH||7.8 to 8.6|
Lethrinops sp. Mbasi Creek (Rare)
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