The Gissel cichlid is probably the closest your going to find to green colouration in African Cichlids from the Malawi Lake. Males do take a long time to colour up but once they do its worth the long water. The fry are born silver and as they age they will develop dark colouration around the gill plates "black beards under the head". Once the males start to mature the will develop a metallic blue colouration with a green sheen across the blue.

Fish Specifications :

Species - Placidochromis Tanzania Mirrorball Cichlid (Star Saphire)
Common Name - mirror balls / star saphire
Marture Adult Size - 8"
Origin - Lake Malawi
PH Range - 7.6 - 8.5
Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
Water Type - Hard Alkaline
Tempreature - Tropical 24 - 28
Breed Type - Cave Spawner
Size - 5cm
Sex - Unsexed


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The Mirrorball Cichlid is a relatively peaceful African cichlid and can be kept with a broad range of other Malawi cichlids, they have an amazing blue colouration that highlights the striking contrast of their white lips. The species naturally feeds from the sediment and particle clouds that are passed through the gills of larger sand-digging species. In the home aquarium they can be kept singularly or in groups with little aggression between the dominant males.

The Mirrorball Cichlid can be bred in the home aquarium and ideally they should be kept in a minimum of 300 litres due to their overall size. 1 male to 3 or more females is an ideal ratio if breeding. The Mirrorball Cichlids are a mouth brooder and you can expect a female to have a brood size of up to approximately 40 fry when fully mature.

In the aquarium they will feed on readily available foods such as Cichlid pellets, Veggie Flakes and Frozen Foods.

SKU lf-mirror
Barcode # 880369342443
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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