African Cichlid | Electric Blue Ahli

African Cichlid | Electric Blue Ahli

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Sciaenochromis Ahli

Common Name: Electric Blue, Hap Ahli

Adult Size: 6 inches

Life Expectancy: 7 - 10 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Hardness Range: 5 - 10

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; feed mainly on small fish, and on rare occasions may nibble on some vegetation. Should be fed a quality cichlid pellet, occasionally supplemented with frozen krill, mysis or brine shrimp.

    Breeding & Spawning: Egg Layer and mouth brooder. Females may carry the eggs and fry in their mouth for two weeks or longer. It is a good idea to keep several females with one male when breeding. This will help spread out any aggression displayed by the male.

    Gender:  Males are larger and all electric blue with a yellow, orange or red anal fin. Females are silver with faint vertical bars, though they can be a very faint blue when mature.