- Ovatus Cichlid
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The Ovatus Cichlid (Protomelas Spilonotus) also sometimes labeled as Sulfur Head Hap, is a blue based cichlid with yellow highlight on its head from Lake Malawi. It can grow large reaching up to 30 cm for adult males and and its colors get darker as it matures, making it more suitable for larger aquariums. This attractive cichlid comes from harder water conditions and is not suitable for a tropical fish community, it should only be housed with species of the same origin and temperament.
Preparing the water with Malawi cichlid minerals (Cichlid Lake Salt) and alkaline buffers (Malawi Victoria Buffer) helps provide ideal conditions for preserving their health and color. As with most cichlids, bullying is commonly experienced and keeping a larger group helps reduce aggression. It is not abnormal for dominant alpha males to become more colorful while others fade to avoid attention, adjusting hiding spaces or changing the number of fish can affect behavior.
The Ovatus Cichlid readily accepts most foods, but care must be taken to select an appropriate diet designed specifically for cichlids which is rich in Spirulina, avoid over feeding or adding food intended for other species.
Fish Size Guide:
The 'Maximum Size' outlined below is the length this fish can reach as a full grown adult. For the actual size please use the select menu above.
Discus.ae prefers younger stock for their better ability to adapt to new water parameters and higher tolerance against transport. On rare occasions you may receive larger specimens when small fish are unavailable, however the smallest should be expected unless the size is noted as "Large" or "Adult".
- Scientific Name:
- Protomelas Spilonotus
- Maximum Size:
- 20 cm to 30 cm
- 22 °C to 28 °C
- pH Range:
- 7.5 to 8.6
- East Africa
- Stendker Discus:
- Dwarf Shrimps:
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements. Delivery to Distant areas (Out of city and over 30 km radius) requires to be inquired by contacting our customer service before the order is placed.
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All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.