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Venustus Cichlid
Venustus Cichlid


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Venustus Cichlid

Venustus Cichlid

The Venustus Cichlid is also called the Giraffe Hap due to its unique spotted coloration. They are a moderately aggressive species. In the wild they have a tendency to play dead half covered in the sand waiting to ambush smaller fish. The Venustus Cichlid is not overly demanding of water quality but good water quality should be maintained. Prefers a sandy or fine gravel bottom with several rocky hiding spots and a large open area to swim.

Venustus Cichlid

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Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Family: Cichlidae

Native To: Africa: Lake Malawi

Diet: Omnivore

Adult Size: Up to 9"

Temperature: 72 - 82°F

Water Parameters: pH 7.8-8.5; KH 10-15

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 100+ gallons

Scientific Name: Haplochromis venustus

Environment: Freshwater

  • Likes to play dead
  • Has a unique spotted coloration
  • Needs plenty of rocks to set up territories

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1"-1.5" Length
SKU: 1433741

Venustus Cichlid Small
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1.5"-2" Length
SKU: 1433750

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