LethrinopsSp. Intermedius (Otopharynx tetrastigma) males have a greenish body with a blue face. They have red mixed into the blue on their dorsal fin and tail. The anal fin is red with cream white spots and lines.  Males are very attractive and peaceful. In my option, they can be even more attractive than the very popular Lethrinops Red Cap. They mix best with more peaceful Lake Malawi Peacocks, Halochromis, and Lake Victorians. Females are silver. Two males are not likely to get along in the same tank. 

Otopharynx tetrastigma has been sold under the trade name of Intermedius for many years. Otopharynx tetrastigma the same fish as intermedius. It has just been renamed. See: http://www.african-cichlid.com/Tetrastigma.htm  

The Tramitichromis name was also used for this fish at one time. 

Lethrinops work best with milder peacocks and milder haps. See compatibility chart. 

Part color males can sometimes look similar to part color Protomelas Super Red Empress. It is not wise to mix males of these two fish when they are too similar in color. When they get to full color, they normally do better together. 

This fish is primarily available through my special order lists. 3" and larger males are brought into stock as well. 

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. 

Base Price is a 3" Part Color Male

Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. 

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

Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 



Profile Specs
Scientific Name Lethrinops (Tramitchroms) Sp. Intermedius
Common Name(s) Lethrinops (Tramitchroms) Sp. Intermedius
Geo. Origin N/A
Habitat Shallow Sediment-Rich Habitat
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 6.5"
Temperature 78-82F
pH 7.6-8.2
Water Hardness Neutral

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Lethrinops sp. Intermedius (Otopharynx tetrastigma)

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