Insignus Cichlid

$11.95$64.95

Protomelas sp. “Spilonotus Tanzania”

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( 1.5" )

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( 1.75-2" )

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( 2.5" )

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( 4" )

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General Information & Care

The Insignus Cichlid is a popular African Hap cichlid with white markings along its magnificent and electrifying blue body. These cichlids need plenty of space in a tank to swim and hide-out, and they thrive with some grass or vegetation at the bottom of the aquarium. Beautiful and aggressive, these fish will feed on smaller prey- including their own species- if given an opportunity, due to this breed’s piscivorous nature.

Cichlids are an excellent addition to a home aquarium, and with over 1,600 different species of cichlids available widely, aquarists have many options. When adopting these cichlids for a home aquarium, make sure to seek out captive-bred fish to help protect wildlife, while also looking out for the wellbeing of the other fish in the tank.

 

Additional Information & Care

Some other things to know about the Insignus Cichlid include the following:

  • Size: Around 10” long, typically.
  • Habitat: Insignus cichlids originate from Lake Malawi, Africa.
  • Temperature: Warm water, from mid-70s to 80s, Fahrenheit. Water pH should range 7.5-8.4.
  • Pairings: Pair with Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, and Malawi Peacocks, particularly Blue Dolphin Haps.
  • Diet: Like many cichlids, Insignus do well on a fish flake or pellet diet.

Insignus cichlids are an aggressive species, so be careful when pairing or adding fish to an aquarium. Insignus cichlids get along with other cichlids- but choose males.

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