Perrieri Cichlid (Haplochromis perrieri)

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Perrieri Cichlid

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Perrieri Cichlid

Haplochromis perrieri

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




7.4 - 7.5

25-25.6°C (77 -78 °F)

1-5 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-40 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Perrieri Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Prognathochromis perrieri, Tilapia perrieri

Origin[edit | edit source]

This Cichlid is endemic to Lake Victoria.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are less colourful than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish will eat smaller fish so is best kept with similar sized or large species of fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Feeds on other fish in the wild, feed a meaty diet with Cichlid pellets.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day:

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious tank with plenty of hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Piscivourously aggressive, keep with fish too large to be eaten.

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