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Electric Blue Cichlid

H. Blair Howell, click to enlarge.

H. Blair Howell, click to enlarge.
By H. Blair Howell

Common Name: Electric Blue

Latin Name: Sciaenochromis fryeri

Origin: Lake Malawi

Temperature: 75 - 82

Ease Of Keeping: moderate

Aggressivness: this is one of the more easy going Haps

Size: 7 - 8 1/2 inches

Tank Size: 55 gallons

Food: Feed a good quality flake

Spawn: maternal mouth brooder

Comments: This is one of the most popular fish in the cichlid hobby. Often called "Electric Blue Ahli" or "Electric Blue Hap", the fryeri shouldn't be confused with the Sciaenochromis ahli a much rarer, and more expensive, fish in the hobby.

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