Anomalochromis thomasi
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Anomalochromis thomasi

Common Names: African Butterfly Cichlid
Synonyms: Haplochromis thomasi
Hemichromis thomasi
Paratilapia thomasi
Pelmatochromis thomasi
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Western Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Main Ecosystem: Delta; Delta
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful though territorial at times.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed frozen bloodworms and flakes. A planted tank is recommended. Hiding places among caves and roots are an advantage.
6.5 - 7.8
23°C - 27°C
73°F - 81°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 8cm (3.1")
Female: 8cm (3.1")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Very difficult to determine. Males are usually darker.
Breeding: Neutral to slightly acidic water is required, with large, flat stones for spawning on. The fry are guarded by both parents.
Comments: If the aquarium is too small or crowded the parents usually consume their eggs.
Main Colours: Brown
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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