Neochromis Omnicaeruleus (Makobe Island) - Tricolor Fulu 1.25 - 2.25 inch

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VICTORIAN CICHLIDS SOLD ON THIS SITE ARE GENERALLY 1.25 INCHES TO 2.25 INCHES IN LENGTH AND ARE SOLD AS UNSEXED JUVENILES. DIFFERENT SIZES WILL BE DESIGNATED IN THE SIZE CHART BELOW.  MALE OF FEMALE CHOICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SELECTED MEDIUM AND LARGE SIZES ONLY.

Small: 1 inch

Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches

Medium: 3 inches

Large: 4-6 inches

If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small , and regular sizes.  If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, or medium sizes.

Most cichlids sold in pet stores are 2 -2.5 inches in size. Our fish are sold smaller because of the demand for these fish and because they ship better at smaller sizes.  Our customers have accepted this due to the rarity of the fish offered on our website compared to many of the retail stores. These fish grow so fast, the initial size is less relevant to the quality of genetics and rarity of species.  Our regular sized fish will measure between  the width of a quarter and the width of a $.50 cent piece.   The dynamics of the size is manifested when you know that a 2  inch fish will appear to be 3-4 times the mass of a 1.25 inch fish, since it is not just longer but deeper and thicker and the color is often more robust.

Neochromis omnicaeruleus is an very rare and aggressivefish. Along with Mbipia lutea it is one of the most territorial Victorian mbipi. This being said, it's an amazing fish when OB (orange-blotched) or WB (white-blotched) colored, you may find some males that are blue -white and black blotched, some are orange, green or yellow blotched. The Makobe population in particular has more blotched females than plain colored females. This fish is found at a depth of 1 to at least 6 meters, and lives in gently to steeply sloping areas with large to small boulders. N. omnicaeruleus consumes blue green algae and diatoms on the rocks. Its dentition is close to the Neochromis rufocaudalis but differs in a few small details. It shares its habitat with many other algae scrapers such as Neochromis rufocaudalis, N. gigas, Mbipia lutea, N. sp. "Juma scraper", N. greenwoodi. There are some morphology differences among populations of the omnicaruleus species, the population around Ruti Island is red colored in the pelvic fin and caudal fin with a white anal fin, while the Makobe Island Population doesn't have any red on any fins. It is important to keep these populations segregated in captivity as they are separated by large and deep open water in the wild.

Tank raised by Florida fish farmer or hobbyist

These fish prosper on the Bluegrass Aquatics All Purpose Formula sold on this site.

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Central American cichlids sold on this site are generally 1.5 inches to 2.25 inches in length (regular) size. 
All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles unless otherwised described. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows.

Small:  1 -1.25 inch
Regular: 1.5 -2.25 inches
Select:  2.5 inches
Medium: 3 inches
Large:   4-6 inches

If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small ,regular, or select sizes.  If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, select or medium sizes.