Turkana Jewel Cichlids (Juviniles)


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Originating from the alkaline waters of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the Turkana Jewel Cichlid is one of the smaller and more docile members of its genus, making them much more suitable aquarium fish than the large growing and extremely aggressive species of Hemichromis which are more commonly available in the hobby. With their vivid blood red coloration and and active, outgoing nature, this species makes an impressive centerpiece fish or addition to a mixed species cichlid community aquarium provided they are given ample space to maintain a territory. Although this species is peaceful for an African Cichlid, they are still territorial (especially when breeding) and tankmates should be chosen with care. The Turkana Jewel Cichlid is extremely hardy and will do well under a wide variety of conditions but they will display their best color in slightly hard, alkaline water.

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Reaches up to 4"
Minimum Tank Size - 30 Gallons

Shipping Timeline

  • May 27


  • May 28 - 29


  • May 28 - 29


Water Chemistry

Recommended Ranges
pH 7.5-8.5 pH
KH 10-15 KH
GH 09-18 GH
Temperature 75-79°F

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