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Blue Forest Jewel is one of the most spectacular aquarium fish in regards to their magnificent colours. They are unique looking freshwate fish in the cichlid family. Hardy to care, and they are the  stunning freshwater fish to keep in your aquarium.  Shop Live Fish Online with Coburg Aquarium, we stock ranges of Tropical Fish and Aquarium Supplies.

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Features of Blue Forest Jewel:

  • Blue Forest Jewel are native to Africa
  • Blue Forest Jewel have turquoise body and with bright bluish-green spots
  • They will become aggressive when they nest and eventually lay eggs
  • The typical lifespan of a Jewel Cichlid is up to 5 or 6 years


Blue Forest Jewel: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Blue Forest Jewel:

They should be kept in the largest possible tank, with a recommended size of about 200L. Tank size can vary greatly depending on how big or small the fish is and how many you plan to stock in the tank. 

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Blue Forest Jewel Tank Mate Compatibility:

The best tank mates are non aggressive African cichlids but also they mix well with mildly aggressive American cichlid varieties. Some compatible tank mates that you can add along:

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Blue Forest Jewel Food :

The Blue Forest Jewel is an omnivore and should be fed a variety of foods, Cichlid Fish Food can be :


Blue Forest Jewel Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Jewel Cichlids are very messy, so a powerful external filter will do the job. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size. Here are some great ones to consider:

Plants in Cichild Fish Tank

Aquatic Plants are beneficial in helping to maintain good water quality and adding enrichment to a fish’s diet. Interested in Live Plants for your aquariums? Click here to see more Fish Live Plant 

Aquarium Decorations

One must is to add some large rocks and driftwoods to mimic their natural habitat. Other Ideal Ornaments for your tank could be:

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Jewel Cichlids prefer soft lighting.  Click the link here and choose the right light for your tank.

Aquarium Substrate

Sandy bottom tanks are very ideal for the cichlid. A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.