Anomalochromis thomasi

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SKU: African Butterfly Cichlid TR (A. thomasi) SM Categories: ,

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Anomalochromis thomasi

Origin: West Africa – Nigeria, Cameroon

Geographic Range: Slow-moving streams, ponds, and swamps in the region.

Diet: Omnivore; Accepts high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and small worms.

Average Adult Size: Around 2-3 inches (5-7.6 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may have slightly longer fins, and during breeding, both sexes may display more vibrant colors.

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons for a pair, larger for a community

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during breeding. Keep in pairs or small groups in a spacious tank with hiding spots.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.5-7.5
Temp: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Anomalochromis thomasi is a charming and relatively peaceful cichlid suitable for community setups. Provide a well-decorated tank with places to hide, and they will display interesting breeding behaviors.

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