One of the most popular Malawi Cichlids. Hardy and easily kept. They can be quite territorial when it comes to defending females, so the tank needs to have plenty of hiding places to allow a community to successfully exist. We stock a huge selection of fish tank aquarium decorations online.
The minimum tank size for Electric Blue cichlids is 100L. Note that several females should be kept per male in order to reduce harassment, and only one male should be kept in the colony unless the aquarium is bigger than 300L. The bigger tank is always the better. The tank should have more horizontal than vertical space.
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Electric Blue Cichlids are not suitable for placing into a general community tank with small fish. However, they are very gregarious and should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Tankmates should be of a similar size and temperament, and not overly aggressive.
Great tank mates for Cichlid include:
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A quality cichlid pellet, cichlid flakes, and cichlid staple that should be the foundation of their diet along with supplements of meat and vegetables. Live insects that sink to the bottom are also good, as are live or frozen cichlid food, brine shrimp and Daphnia, or common water fleas.
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Filters are preferable. These fish can take a decent current, so almost any filtration system will work.
Artificial lighting is optional, cichlids may like a system that dims or can be customized to match their native habitat.
Live plants are a great idea. You should choose only hardy plants because cichlids have a habit of digging.
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Silk Plants, large rocks, caves, and hollow decorations are good choices. And don’t forget the driftwood, Electric Blue Cichlids love driftwood. The more elaborate your setup, the better!
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Coral Sand with some rockery is best to emulate their natural habitat.
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