Welcome to the world of the Blue Dolphin Cichlid, the vibrant and stunning fish that will bring life to your aquarium. The Cyrtocara Moorii is a unique and captivating breed of fish that is sure to impress. With a PH range of 7.2 to 8.2 and a temperature range of 24°c to 28°c, this fish thrives in hard alkaline water.

Measuring at 6cm in size, the Blue Dolphin Cichlid is a compact and charming addition to your tank. As a mouthbrooder, this breed will keep its eggs and fry in its mouth until they hatch, providing a unique and fascinating aspect to their breeding habits.

To keep your Blue Dolphin Cichlids healthy and thriving, it is important to maintain the correct water parameters and provide them with a balanced diet. They enjoy a diet of both protein-rich foods such as brine shrimp and a variety of vegetables and greens. They will also enjoy eating pellets and flakes specifically designed for cichlids.

When choosing tank mates for your Blue Dolphin Cichlids, it is best to stick with other peaceful and similarly sized fish.  In terms of aggression, these cichlids can be territorial and aggressive with their own species, so it is recommended to have a minimum tank size of 30 gallons and to have a ratio of one male to two females to reduce the chances of aggressive behavior.

The Blue Dolphin Cichlid is known for its long lifespan, with some individuals living for up to 10 years or more with proper care. This vibrant and active fish will bring life and energy to your tank for years to come.

In conclusion, the Blue Dolphin Cichlid is a unique and captivating addition to any aquarium. With its vibrant color, fascinating breeding habits, and long lifespan, this fish is sure to be a conversation starter and a beloved member of your aquarium family.

  • 1 x Blue Dolphin 5cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak


  • Species - Cyrtocara Moorii (formally Haplochromis Moorii)
  • Common Name - Blue Dolphins
  • Marture Adult Size - 8"
  • Origin - Lake Malawi
  • PH Range - 7.2 -8.2
  • Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Breed Type - Mouthbrooder
  • Size - 6cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
Barcode # 880410944114
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001000000m3


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