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Product Code: Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish
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Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish

Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish

The Lithobates Peacock Cichlid (Otopharynx lithobates), also known as the Zimbabwe Rock, is a captivating addition to any freshwater aquarium. Renowned for its vibrant colors and dynamic behavior, this cichlid is native to the rocky shores of Lake Malawi in Africa. Its striking appearance and relatively peaceful nature make it a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.


  1. Vibrant Colors:

    • The Lithobates Peacock Cichlid displays a stunning array of colors, with males typically showcasing brilliant blue hues with yellow and orange highlights, especially during breeding periods.
  2. Active Behavior:

    • Known for its active swimming and playful nature, this cichlid adds a lively dynamic to any aquarium setup.
  3. Size:

    • Adult Lithobates Peacock Cichlids can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length, making them a prominent feature in mid to large-sized tanks.
  4. Compatibility:

    • Generally peaceful, the Lithobates Peacock Cichlid can coexist with other similarly sized and temperament freshwater fish, particularly other African cichlids.
  5. Diet:

    • Omnivorous by nature, these cichlids thrive on a varied diet that includes high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, and occasional treats of live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Care Instructions:

  1. Tank Requirements:

    • Minimum tank size: 55 gallons (208 liters)
    • Provide plenty of rocks and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat and reduce stress.
  2. Water Conditions:

    • Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
    • pH level: 7.8-8.6
    • Hardness: 10-20 dGH
    • Ensure efficient filtration and regular water changes (25-30% weekly) to maintain water quality.
  3. Feeding:

    • Feed 1-2 times daily, offering an amount they can consume within 2-3 minutes. Avoid overfeeding to prevent water pollution.
  4. Behavioral Observation:

    • Monitor for signs of aggression, especially during breeding. Provide adequate space and hiding spots to reduce territorial disputes.
  5. Health Monitoring:

    • Regularly check for common health issues such as Ich or bacterial infections. Maintain optimal water conditions and a balanced diet to keep your fish healthy.

Additional Tips:

  • Introduce new tank mates gradually to avoid stress.
  • Regularly clean and maintain the aquarium to provide a healthy environment.
  • Use a tank cover to prevent the fish from jumping out, as cichlids are known for their occasional leaping behavior.

Enhance your aquatic world with the vibrant and engaging Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish from AQUAstore. Their striking appearance and lively nature will bring a splash of color and excitement to your freshwater aquarium.

You will get a single of Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish. The packet is fully sealed with pure oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Lithobates Peacock Cichlid Fish online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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