Fresh Water

African Butterfly Cichlid

Courtesy of Sun Pet Ltd.

Species Name

  • African Butterfly Cichlid

Latin Name

  • Anomalochromis thomasi

Family

  • Cichlidae

Origin

  • Africa

Care

  • easy

Environment

  • lots of cover

Water pH Levels

  • 6.5-7.5

Temperature

  • 72-80F

Minimum Tank Size

  • 20 gal

Maximum Size in Aquarium

  • 2.5"

Species Origin

  • tank

Compatibility

  • general community

Diet

  • Omnivore

Reproduction Type

  • egg layer

Reproduction Difficulty

  • intermediate

Size-Small

  • ".5-1"

Size-Medium

  • 1-1.5"

Size-Large

  • 1.5-2"

Size-Extra Large

  • 2+"