Xystichromis sp. ''Dayglow" - Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches

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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.  

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.

Haplochromis "Xystichromis" sp. "dayglow" males have a powder blue head with the typical black vertical bar running across the eye.

This fish also has a characteristic black blotch on the upper part of its gills. Males will fluctuate in their color depending upon their mood, switching between yellow and blue. Its bright red tail contrasts beautifully with the blue to yellow coloration of the males. They typically possess three orange egg spots on their anal fin, which are distinctively outlined in black (one is significantly larger than the other two). Also, only one dominant male will display his color.

They are very prolific spawners, and broods consist of 15-30 fry.

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You're reviewing:Xystichromis sp. ''Dayglow" - Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches

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.