Afra Cichlid

The Afra Cichlid is a beautiful fish.  The males are striped in black and blue and the females are a solid light blue. They are a very aggressive species that can get territorial.  Choose their tank mates wisely because they can cause issues if they are with some of the more peaceful cichlids.

Alexandra Tyers [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Alexandra Tyers [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Category: African Cichlid

Common Names: Afra Cichlid, Dogtooth Cichlid, Red Top Afra, White Top Afra

Scientific Name: Cynotilapia afra

Family: Cichlidae

Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Max Size: 4 Inches

Temperature: 76-82 F

pH: 7.6-8.2

Tank Level: Bottom

Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Gray

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Difficult

By Alexandra Tyers [CC BY-SA 2.0]
By Alexandra Tyers [CC BY-SA 2.0]