African Cichlid | Electric Blue Ahli

African Cichlid | Electric Blue Ahli

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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: 73.0 to 82.0° F
  • pH Range: 7.7-8.6
  • 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.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

     


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