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Blue Johani Cichlid 2"

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The Electric Blue Johanni Melanochromis johannii (previously Pseudotropheus johannii) is a real beauty that offers pizzazz to the African cichlid aquarium. The coloring of both the male and female is very appealing, and they almost look like two separate species. The male has a brilliant blue body with darker blue striping, but the dark colors "bleed" onto the lighter blue creating a checkerboard effect. The female and juveniles are a bright yellow-orange.

This fish belongs to a group called Mbuna cichlids. This group has 13 genera of very active and aggressive personalities of Mbuna cichlids. The name Mbuna comes from the Tonga people of Malawi and means "rockfish" or "rock-dwelling". This name aptly describes the rocky environment these fish live in as opposed to being open water swimmers like the Utaka cichlids and other "haps".

What We Like About This Fish:

  • Very popular in the aquarium hobby
  • Very small size for a cichlid
  • Possible to breed in the aquarium
  • Compatible with many other species in a spacious tank
  • Potential to be a "centerpiece" fish

 

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature:  73.4° - 81° F (23° - 27° C)
  • pH:  7.5 - 9.0
  • KH:  9 - 25 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  20 gallons for an adult pair, 55+ gallons for a group

 

CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Diet:  Mostly carnivorous. A variety of high-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods is necessary for optimal health and coloration. Some vegetable matter is also necessary.
  • Social behavior:  Loosely social until sexual maturity. Breeding pairs are often aggressive to all other fish.
Blue Johanni Cichlid 2.5"
Blue Johani Cichlid 2"
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