African Butterfly Cichlid

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    African Butterfly Cichlid (Anomalochromis thomasi) belongs to the family Cichlidae (cichlids).


    This species is commonly found in freshwater habitats in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.


    Males are 4 inches long; females are much smaller.

    As Pets

    The African Butterfly Cichlid is rather territorial but also tolerant of other species. This species accepts a wide range of foods, both vegetable and live food components are recommended. The aquarium should be well planted, with hiding places and flat-topped or smoothly rounded pebbles. Water chemistry is not critical, but soft, slightly acid conditions are best for breeding.

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