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Placidochromis sp. "phenochilus tanzania" juvenile
Placidochromis sp.

Placidochromis sp. "phenochilus tanzania" juvenile

Placidochromis sp. "phenochilus tanzania", a bunch of juveniles to grow.

Written on 21-08-2018 21:36 by cab

I have considered another Placidochromis species for a while, the "Electra", but in the end I fell for this one in stead. It is a rather expensive species if you purchase them as adults, so I chose to purchase a bunch of juveniles to grow up together.

From the beginning there where small fights between some of them and I was very anxious how it would evolve. They are quite territorial and will fight for their territories, but before they became fully grown, I decided to skip my 2 325 liter tanks and after that I had no room for them. Therefore they where sold before reaching maturity.


Faktatabel
Category

Fisk

Type

Cichlid, Utaka from Lake Malaw

Length

15-17 cm

Comment

As a juvenile it looks like the pictures here, but as it grows, the male develops a beautiful blue color with silvery spots all over the body.

Genus

Cichlidae

Trade name

Placidochromis phenochilus Lupingu Blue Saphire

Origin

Lake Malawi, Africa

Tank size

>250 liter

Breeding

Mouth breeder

Brood size

30-40


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