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Cyrtocara Moorii Blue Dolphin 3.5-4cm

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Cyrtocara Moorii Blue Dolphin 3.5-4cm
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Water Quality Requirements · Temperature: 24°C - 28°C. · pH: 7.8 - 8.2 · General Hardness: 200 - 350 ppm. Maximum length is 20-25cm, with a life span of about 10-15 years when cared for correctly. This species shows minimal sexual dimorphism, meaning they can be difficult to determine the gender. Both exhibit the blue dolphin nuchal hump and coloration is identical. Males will grow larger than females and the species is slow to reach sexual maturity. Cyrtocara moorii derives it’s common name, “Blue Dolphin”, from the unique hump that increases in size as the fish ages. This fish is an attractive, peaceful Malawi cichlid that is ideal for larger community tanks. In the aquarium, Cyrtocara moorii will happily take most floating and, or sinking foods with no fuss. They will benefit from frozen foods which have a high protein content. This is a shoaling species and is best maintained in a group between 5 -10 individuals. C. moorii is generally a peaceful Malawi cichlid. Males can become more territorial when spawning, but for the most part this fish is a great community cichlid.
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Blue Dolphin
I bought 2 of these and 1 was slightly bigger than the other and decided to harass the smaller one to death. Would recommend getting more than 2 maybe to avoid this... They are pretty, even when small, will get a couple more and hope they play nice with each other in a group of 3...
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Review by Katrina / (Posted on 6/10/2017)
Beautiful Fish, got one of these about 1.5 months ago, perfect alittle timid, but unfortinatly passed away the other day :( the little guy got stuck between a rock and some grass didnt see him till it was too late :( will get geting more soon worth it
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Review by Shay-lee / (Posted on 2/07/2015)
shy little rockets
I got 2 of these at the same time as 3 Oscars, all co habitate nicely together, they are a bit on the shy side, but the colours really coming through now after a month, nice trouble free fish
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Review by redute / (Posted on 10/06/2015)
Blue Dolphin
Arrived healthy, adapted quickly to Cichlid tank, nice colouring, great disposition.
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 4/02/2015)
Fish look very heathy on arrival and still look great 2 weeks later very happy
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Review by Nicole / (Posted on 21/01/2015)
god shipping times
all fish alive and looking healthy great postage time
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Review by craig / (Posted on 6/11/2014)
Love these guys will look fabulous when they colour up
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Review by Tammy / (Posted on 21/10/2014)
blue dolphin
Great adishon to the fish tank they arrived perfictley healthy thank you for your great sirvice and i will be shopping with you again. Thank you
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Review by kat / (Posted on 21/08/2014)
Just received my order including 2 Blue Dolphins, i live up in Darwin and they are very strict on what fish are allowed, livefish worked hard to workout what i was allowed supplied permit form and delivered all fish very healthy THANKS LIVEFISH GREAT JOB VERY HAPPY
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Review by Darren / (Posted on 19/12/2013)
They were a good buy
We brought two of these fish. They have fitted in well to our tank. They are cheeky and will flit among our larger fish to grab food. They have coloured up nicely. I can't wait till they get bigger. Lovely colouration and I nice little fish.
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Review by Tania / (Posted on 15/10/2012)
Great Fish and Great Service
Recieved my 2 dolphins today. They did arrive very pale and white but healthy. Within the hour they had regained their colour, eaten and had established their home in my tank. Thanks livefish. Will definately be ordering again.
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Review by Nikki / (Posted on 23/03/2012)
I bought two of these just before xmas and they are a great addition to the tank, they have doubled in size and are colouring up nicley, good Job live Fish
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Review by GG / (Posted on 12/01/2012)
These fish are amazing, they arrived healthy but dull, almost white. after 1 week the were dark grey/blue. after 3 months these fish have grown magnificiantly. and have nealry reached maturity. These fish adapted there bautiful blue natural colour. they fit well into my tank with 5 electic yellows and 2 electric blue's.
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Review by Fletch / (Posted on 29/12/2011)
Still a juvenile
Still got his juvenile spots and yet to develop a hump on his head but has grown very quickly. Interesting fish. Swims up and down the side of the tank all day.
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Review by Jessica / (Posted on 26/10/2010)
excellent tank additions
i bought 2 of these guys, i received a male and a female and they are excellent additions to my tank.they have been with me for around 6 weeks and they have almost tripled in size. they always stay together, coincidentally smack bang in the middle of the tank. they like to play with the gravel, moving it from the floor to on top of a rock then back to where they found it. overall an interesting fish to watch and they are quite well behaved with my other fish
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Review by Peter Basile / (Posted on 19/07/2010)
great fish
Levi and Alvin are great fish, they have grown very fast in very short time. Levi stands up to fish 2 or 3 times his size. They have developed a beautiful coloring, and are starting to develop the hump on head. I like their shape in the water its a nice contrasts to all the other fish in my tank. They get along well with each other and are very interesting to watch.
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Review by Jacqui Wilson / (Posted on 19/07/2010)