A beautiful and relatively peaceful species of Malawi cichlid, the Blue Dolphin is so-named because the nuchal hump on the forehead and bill-like mouth that cause it to resemble a dolphin. In the wild, these fish follow behind larger cichlids which dig into the substrate for food. The aquarium itself should be at least 450L as these fish do reach a large size and require a decent amount of swimming space. It is not unknown for Blue Dolphins to immerse themselves in the sand if they are particularly frightened. Best results are achieved when one male is housed with at least 4 or 5 females. This species may also be kept alongside other more peaceable Malawi cichlids. Blue Dolphin Haps are unlikely to eat plants, but they are capable of uprooting them. It is also wise to research information on other tankmates before adding anything green and leafy.
Care Level: Easy
Colour Form: Blue
Max Size: 25cm
Tank Size: 400L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.