Blue Gold-Tip Cichlid (Ophthalmotilapia ventralis)

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Blue Gold-Tip Cichlid

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Blue Gold-Tip Cichlid

Ophthalmotilapia ventralis

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")




7.5 - 8.0

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

10-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Blue Gold-Tip Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Paratilapia ventralis, Ophthalmochromis ventralis, Ophthalmochromis ventralis ventralis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males are slightly larger than the females and display a brighter colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A relatively peaceful African Cichlid, although males may be territorial towards one another or similar looking-fish. Keep in groups of 3 or so females per male.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Can be a fussy eater, feed with high quality Cichlid pellets or flake. Live/frozen foods like brine shrimp or daphnia are also appreciated.

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