Dimidiochromis Strigatus 5cm

Experience the allure of the Dimidiochromis Strigatus 5cm, a stunning aquatic marvel that will elevate your aquarium to a whole new level of beauty and elegance. With its distinctive coloring, fascinating origin story, and ideal tank companions, this fish is the perfect addition to your aquatic paradise.

Distinctive Coloring and Origin

The Dimidiochromis Strigatus, commonly known as the "Strigatus Cichlid," boasts a remarkable coloration that is sure to capture your attention. Its body is adorned with vibrant shades of iridescent blue and silver, which shimmer and play with the light, creating an ever-changing display of aquatic artistry. Originating from the captivating waters of Lake Malawi in Africa, the Dimidiochromis Strigatus brings a piece of this enchanting ecosystem into your own home aquarium.

Ideal Tank Mates

Enhance the harmony of your aquatic haven by introducing the Dimidiochromis Strigatus to compatible tank mates. This species thrives alongside other peaceful cichlids of similar size and temperament, such as Labidochromis, Pseudotropheus, and Aulonocara species. Create a captivating community that will inspire awe and wonder among anyone who gazes upon it.

Elevate your aquarium with the exquisite Dimidiochromis Strigatus 5cm. Immerse yourself in the beauty of its distinctive coloring, embrace its African origin, and curate a harmonious aquatic community with the perfect tank mates. With its captivating allure and remarkable specifications, this fish promises to be the centerpiece of your underwater world. Embark on this aquatic journey today and bring the enchantment of Lake Malawi into your own home.

sold as Malawi Eye-Biters or Compressiceps Cichlids.

  • 1 x Dimidiochromis Strigatus 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


  • Original Name and Origin: The Dimidiochromis Strigatus, scientifically classified as Dimidiochromis compressiceps, originates from the stunning Lake Malawi in East Africa.
  • Water Parameters: Maintaining the right water conditions is crucial for the well-being of your Dimidiochromis Strigatus. Recreate the natural habitat by aiming for the following parameters:
  • Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
  • pH: 7.8-8.6
  • Hardness: 10-20 dGH
  • Breeding Type: The Dimidiochromis Strigatus belongs to the mouthbrooding cichlid family. During the breeding process, the female will carry the eggs and later the fry in her mouth for protection, ensuring the survival of the young until they are ready to venture out on their own.
SKU LF-Strigatus
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m


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