• Lethrinops marginatus (Round Head Red Top) (Rare)

Males have a more rounded head than other Lethrinops types. The upper portion of their body is turquoise with some red mixed into it. The lower portion of their body is yellow. They have red and grey-blue on the dorsal fin with a white upper edge. Their tail is blue with red mixed through it. This is a rare type of Lethrinops in the hobby. 

Base price is a 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. 

75 gallon or larger tank recommended for single male mixed tanks. These fish mix best with Peacocks and Milder haplochromines. They do not work well with larger more aggressive predator haplochromines.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

20 gallon or larger tank recommended for breeder groups. 

The best mix for breeding is one male with five to six females. 

These fish are being grown out from smaller sizes obtained from my wholesaler. Sometimes I may be able to add some 3" or larger males from my wholesaler as well. Occasionally, they may spawn. If I can build enough through spawns, I will sell the spawned fish at a sale price. 



Profile Specs
Scientific Name Lethrinops Marginatus
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78-80F

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Lethrinops marginatus (Round Head Red Top) (Rare)

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