• 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.

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

Last count 04/18/2019. Next count due 05/10/2019. 

Base Price is for a 2.5" Part Color Male 

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

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

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. 

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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