African Cichlids

Aulonocara hansbaenschi
Aulonocara hansbaenschi
Aulonocara hansbaenschi

Aulonocara hansbaenschi

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Also known as the Red Shoulder Cichlid, this is a bold African species a steel blue body with dark navy stripes and splashes of rusty orange behind the head. The tails and fins in older individuals may become fringed with a light powder blue. Native to the waters of Lake Malawi.

Size: 1" small

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Aulonocara sp. OB
Aulonocara sp. OB
Aulonocara sp. OB
Aulonocara sp. OB
Aulonocara sp. OB

Aulonocara sp. OB

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Also known as the OB Peacock Cichlid, this unique species has an erratic combination of reds, blacks and blues in a mottled pattern slightly resembling koi. The tail and dorsal fins develop a fingerprint like pattern of red stripes in older individuals and the face is a bright cobalt blue. Coloration can vary highly between individuals. Native to the waters of Lake Malawi.

Size: 1" small, 3" large

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Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis borleyi

Copadichromis borleyi

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Also known as the Redfin Hap or Goldfin Hap, this is a spectacularly colored African species with a metallic crimson body contrasted by electric blue head and fins. Originates from Lake Malawi.

Size: 1"

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Copadichromis trimaculatus
Copadichromis trimaculatus
Copadichromis trimaculatus

Copadichromis trimaculatus

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Also known as the Verduya's hap, this species develops a metallic gold body with a cobalt blue head and fins. Color variation is significant, with some developing a metallic silver body and gold fins. Recognized by three distinct black spots on its body in adulthood.

Size: 1" small, 3" large

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Haplochromis nyererei
Haplochromis nyererei
Haplochromis nyererei
Haplochromis nyererei
Haplochromis nyererei

Haplochromis nyererei

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One of the most colorful African species, Nyerere's cichlid is a kaleidoscope of color. Males exhibit a bicolored body with vibrant scarlet on top and rich aquamarine below. Flashes of green contrasted by broken vertical stripes are also seen on the body. Females are more uniform grey in color but have fins highlighted by combinations of red, blue and green. Native to Lake Victoria.

Size: 1" small, 3" large

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Maylandia estherae
Maylandia estherae
Maylandia estherae
Maylandia estherae
Maylandia estherae

Maylandia estherae

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Also known as the Red Zebra Cichlid, this striking species has a steel blue body covered with rusty orange hues and vertical stripes. The tails and dorsal fins have an intricate red and blue pattern while the face is a radiant sapphire. Originates from Lake Malawi.

Size: 1" small, 3" large

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Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis auratus

Melanochromis auratus

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One of the most recognizable African species, with an electric yellow body contrasted by three black horizontal stripes on its midsection, back and dorsal fin. Tail often has several black spots contrasting the body. Two variants exist: bright yellow and dark blue. Both are the same species and originate from Lake Malawi.

Size: 1"

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Nimbochormis venustus
Nimbochormis venustus
Nimbochormis venustus

Nimbochormis venustus

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Also known as the giraffe cichlid, this intriguing species can be recognized by its green body contrasted by the dark brown spots that give it its name. Head and face will turn a stunning electric blue in older specimens.

Size: 2.5"

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Pseudotropheus johannii
Pseudotropheus johannii
Pseudotropheus johannii

Pseudotropheus johannii

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Known as the greyblue mbuna, this commonly seen species exhibits a dark sapphire body contrasted by several bold, black horizontal stripes and many small, broken vertical stripes. Sexual dimorphism is present, with the males exhibiting the black and blue color scheme and females being uniformly golden throughout. Originates from Lake Malawi.

Size: 1"

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Sciaenochromis ahli
Sciaenochromis ahli
Sciaenochromis ahli

Sciaenochromis ahli

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An radiant, electric blue species with dark cobalt stripes on the body originating from Lake Malawi. Some specimens may exhibit metallic gold shades on their fins and tail. Only males possess the vibrant blue color, females are more dull and grey.

Size: 1.5"

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