• Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" Chirwa (Europe)

Males have a greenish body with red on their forehead and the upper front portion of their body. Females lack the red top. These fish are shy. Single males sometimes are slow to show full color and may not show full color (Blaze on Head) until around 4" or more These fish are more similar to Peacock Cichlids than Haplochromis fish in many ways.

Base Price is for 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. 

Peaceful Cichlid Fish: Mix best with more peaceful Aulonocara Types, Haplochromis, and peaceful Lake Victorians as well.

Last count 06/21/2019. Next count due 07/12/2019. 

Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

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

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

Recommended food:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

Part Color males may only have egg spots on the anal fin and red on the dorsal fin. Some may show a little more color. They should color up over time. 

These fish are being grown out from smaller sizes obtained from my wholesaler. Down the road, 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 Red Top
Common Name(s) Lethrinops Red Top
Geo. Origin From the extreme northern tip of the lake in Tanzania
Habitat Shallow sandy habitat near rocks
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78-82F
pH 7.8-8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" Chirwa (Europe)

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