African Butterfly Cichlid



African Butterfly Cichlid

The Thomasi cichlid, or African butterfly cichlid, is one of the smallest cichlids found in Africa. Thomasi cichlids have a temperament similar to South American rams and should not be kept in a typical African cichlid tank. These dwarf cichlids are excellent additions to planted and community fish tanks. One interesting thing these fish do in the small streams of Liberia – when threatened they burrow as deep as a foot into the mud and can stay there for as long as an hour. Thomasi dwarf cichlids adapt to flake and pellet food and handle low Ph water conditions.

  • Scientific Name:  Anomalochromis thomasi
  • Origin: Liberia
  • Life Span: 6 years
  • Max Size: 2 1/2 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 1 1/2 inch

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