The Standard Malawi Assortment packages Large
These fish are 1.25 - 2 inches
These fish are PRICED PER FISH and are usually bought in numbers of 10 or more. Discounts are included on the larger packages.
Cichlids sold on this site are generally sold as regulars 1.25 inches to 2.25 inches in length except for Tanganyika cichlids , which are 1 to 2 inches. All of these fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Since these fish are not sexed you can expect a 50/50 ratio of males to females..
Different sizes will be designated in the title description are as follows
Small 1- 1.25 inches
Select 2.5 inches
Regular 1.25 -2 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.
The larger the tank and the more cover provided will enhance the success of introducing fish of any size to a new tank.. It helps to rearrange the structure of the tank before introducing new fish to an existing population of established cichlids.. The moving of the rocks and structure disturbs the territory of the established fish providing less stress on the new fish introduced.
Purchasing 4 to 6 unsexed juveniles is the best formula for getting a compatible pair.