Otopharynx Tetrastigma 5cm

Introducing the Stunning Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid: A True Marvel of Nature!

Discover the captivating beauty and mesmerizing charm of the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid, a jewel from the heart of Africa's pristine waters. Native to the azure depths of Lake Malawi, this exquisite aquatic treasure is renowned for its vibrant colors, captivating behavior, and unique characteristics that make it a prized gem among aquarium enthusiasts.

Origin and Natural Elegance: Hailing from the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi, the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid showcases a kaleidoscope of hues that mimic the breathtaking sunsets over its native habitat. Its body is adorned with iridescent shades ranging from electric blues to fiery oranges, reminiscent of the vibrant flora and fauna that surround its natural home. Bask in the splendor of an aquarium graced by the sheer elegance of this African wonder.

Engaging Tank Behavior: Witness the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid's captivating tank behavior as it gracefully navigates its aquatic realm. With a peaceful demeanor, it interacts harmoniously with other tank mates, displaying a social nature that's a true joy to observe. Its playful and inquisitive nature is bound to captivate your heart as it explores its surroundings, bringing life and energy to your aquatic haven.

Feeding Requirements and Breeding Prowess: Feeding the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid is a delightful experience. This omnivorous marvel thrives on a balanced diet of high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen treats. Watch in awe as it eagerly darts to the water's surface to savor every morsel, showcasing its enthusiastic appetite.

Breeding the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid is a testament to nature's wonders. Witness the intricate courtship dances and elaborate displays as these cichlids prepare to spawn. Providing a conducive environment with ample hiding spots and caves is essential for successful breeding. Experience the joy of nurturing and observing their parental care, a rare spectacle that underscores their unique character.

Ideal Tank Mates: Creating a harmonious community is effortless with the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid. Its peaceful demeanor makes it an ideal companion for a variety of tank mates. Consider pairing it with other Lake Malawi cichlids like the Mbuna species, which share its vibrant environment and temperament. The soothing presence of bottom-dwelling catfish or the graceful glide of certain African tetras can complement its elegance beautifully.

Available Now at Aquaholics Online: Seize the opportunity to bring the magic of the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid into your own aquatic sanctuary. Aquaholics Online is thrilled to offer these exquisite cichlids, carefully selected and healthy, to discerning hobbyists like you. Elevate your aquarium experience and order today to embark on a journey of wonder and splendor with the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid.

Note: The availability of fish is subject to change. Please visit Aquaholics Online to confirm current stock.

Embrace the allure of the Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid and make it a cherished centerpiece in your underwater masterpiece. Order now and let the elegance of Lake Malawi's finest grace your world.

  • 1x Otopharynx Tetrastigma 6cm African Cichlid

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


Fish Specifications :

  • Species – Otopharynx Tetrastigma
  • Common Name – Tetrastigma
  • Origin – Lake Malawi
  • Diet – Carnivore/Omnivore
  • PH Range – Alkaline 7.5 – 8.5
  • Water Type – Hard
  • Temperature – Tropical 24°c
  • Breed Type – Mouth brooder
  • Max Size – approximately 15
  • Sex – Un-sexed
SKU LF-OtopharynxTetrastigma
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m


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