• Cheilochromis euchilus Likoma (Thick Lips)

Males are quite colorful but very slow to color. This fish normally takes until 4.5 to 5" to show full color.  They have blue lips, blue on the upper face, and dorsal fins. The lower face and their belly area are yellow. Yellow stripes run across the body between black stripes and blue areas. Red appears on the tail, the upper edge of their dorsal fin and the anal fin. 

This fish is available through my special order program and is brought into stock in 3-inch or larger part color or little color males.

Base price is for a 3" Little Color Male.

Best Kept in single all-male tanks. 90 gallons or more tank recommended.   It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

Little Color has just a hint of color around the edges

1/2 color has red on the dorsal fin, around the edges, and some yellow on the lower chin.

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Cheilochromis euchilus Likoma
Common Name(s) Malawi Thick Lips
Habitat Sandy Intermediate lake areas
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 11"
Temperature 78-82 F
pH 7.8-8.2

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Cheilochromis euchilus Likoma (Thick Lips)

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