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blue dolphin (Cyrtocara moorii )


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Common Name: blue dolphin
Proper Name: Cyrtocara moorii
Category: Cichlids
Temperature: 24 - 28 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 20 cm
 
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very pretty cichlid. They do not develop the buldge in the head until maturity. These cichlids also have an especially smaller mouth.
 
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I had two of these guys when they were small, when they are tiny you wont really recognize them but once they get bigger they are beautiful, your patience will be rewarded with these guys :)
 
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Are they safe on plants. Their tepmerament says "peaceful"
 
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I know it says "peaceful"... but I found mine was the opposite. (Although, admittedly, he seemed to be maturing much faster than my other cichlids.) He chased and nipped at all of my other cichlids (even the ones much bigger than he was, including a flametail that he killed with in a few days of getting him). Finally, I got tired of it and sold him back to my LFS. I don't know if I just got a mutent or if they are more agressive than people let on, but this was my experience. My LFS owner said they are "hit or miss" on their agression and the ones who matured faster tended to be the bigger jerks. Luck of the draw I guess.

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