Species Care

AFRICAN BUTTERFLY CICHLID (A.thomasi)

Anomalochromis thomasi

Keeping Snapshot:
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  • Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
  • pH Level: 6.5-7.5
  • General Hardness: Soft

Range: West Africa: Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, West Liberia

Reproduction: Eggs are laid on a hard surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are guarded by both parents. First foods for fry can include baby Brine Shrimp, Microworms and commercial fry foods.

Feeding: Omnivorous. Eats all normal foods.

Additional Comments: Peaceful dwarf Cichlid, suitable for planted community tanks, does not uproot plants. Males grow about 25% larger than females and are slightly more elongated.

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