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PostSubject: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/1/2009, 1:11 pm

September Fish of the month! Cyrtoc10Cyrtocara moorii 'Blue Dolphin'

*Other common names: Dolphin Cichlid, Hap moorii

*Scientific Name: Cyrtocara moorii, Formally Haplochromis moorii Family- Cichlidae

*Size: Maximum of 8 inches (20 cm.)

*Natural Habitat: Widely distributed in Lake Malawi (although not common). The C. moorii were first imported in 1968. Classified as a micro-predator; in the wild, C. moorii has a unique feeding adaptation, it follows close behind substrate-digging cichlids such as Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Fossorochromis rostratus, and Mylochromis lateristriga looking for clouds of sand and detritus then feeding on the small edible organisms and particles that get stirred up behind them as they feed.

*Description: Often known in the hobby as the Malawi Blue Dolphin. The nickname Blue Dolphin originates from the shape of its head; which includes a back head hump and bill like mouth that resembles that one of a dolphin.

*Recommended Tank Size and Temperament: in general peaceful but very territorial. They should be kept in no less then a 55 gallon tank.

*Water Parameters: Temperature: 75°F - 81°F, pH, 7.2 - 8.6

*Typical food: Primarily a carnivore, although either gut loaded meaty foods (such as worms fed with a vegetable or Spirulina Flake and/or Frozen Brine Shrimp or similar that is "enhanced" with Spirulina such as Ocean Nutrition's version are recommended.

In the wild Moorii follow fish that dig in the substrate often stirring up foods such as crustaceans that the Moorii then feed upon.

*Breeding: not easy but can be done, maternal mouth brooder

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Both the male and female Blue Moorii will develop a pronounced bump on their head, thus the common name 'Hump-head'!
The Blue Moorii comes from Lake Malawi in Africa. It gets to be rather large, up to 10 inches (25.4 cm), and has an overall blue coloring. Besides developing a lump on its head as an adult, it also has a rather elongated snout, so is also commonly known as the Malawi Blue Dolphin and the Hump-head.
This is a more peaceful fish, but durable enough to keep with the more aggressive and generally smaller mbuna species that are also from Lake Malawi. Like all cichlids, the Blue Moorii is territorial. They have a "harem polygyny" nature, where males maintain a territory with several females, so it is best to keep one male with at least three females. It likes an aquarium with a sandy bottom, some rocks with caves for hiding places, and lots of open swimming space. They will burrow but will not harm plants.

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/3/2009, 6:53 pm

very interesting, chichlid's are soo popular, i might start a tank...im really big on community reef tanks though which is very very different
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/7/2009, 6:56 pm

Cichlids are the best! September Fish of the month! 690297 If you don't have a Cichlid tank you should give it a try.

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/8/2009, 9:17 am

These are cool fish. Not very common here in Phoenix. I only know of about 4-5 people who have them.
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/8/2009, 9:26 am

I love them fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 3 in my 160 gallon. Great fish. I wish I had more.
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/8/2009, 11:49 am

Can you share any pics??? If anyone has one please take a pic and post it. Id like to get a lot of pics from people who actually own the fish of the month! Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/8/2009, 1:52 pm

KMX wrote:
Can you share any pics??? If anyone has one please take a pic and post it. Id like to get a lot of pics from people who actually own the fish of the month! Thanks!

I'll work on that tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/9/2009, 8:02 am

September Fish of the month! 00210

This pic is over 6 months old. But you can see how beautiful the dolphins are.
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/9/2009, 8:18 am

very nice pic thank you for sharring!!!

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/9/2009, 9:10 am

Wow they look great. Very nice deep blue color September Fish of the month! 565291

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/9/2009, 10:37 am

So.... Do the males look the same as the females? Add that to the top post
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/10/2009, 10:54 am

Dose anyone know where you can find our fish of the month? Any local fish stores have any? I know a few people on the forum looking for them. Im all out! No mas.

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/10/2009, 10:59 am

i would try DNA. but i have not been there in a while!!!

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/10/2009, 11:55 pm

Aquatic Wonderland has them. They are located in Arlington off Division. $15 for them...2-3"
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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/11/2009, 7:29 am

Nelson101 has them
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Nelson . Post some pics!

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/11/2009, 12:33 pm

Cyrtocara moorii 'Blue Dolphin'
1-2''
8.00 ea
Cyrtocara moorii 'Blue Dolphin'
3-4''
29.00 ea


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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/21/2009, 6:20 pm

KMX wrote:
Dose anyone know where you can find our fish of the month? Any local fish stores have any? I know a few people on the forum looking for them. Im all out! No mas.


I have a few (9) if anyone near houston is looking for any.
3 1/2" @ $9.


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Thats a good deal.

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime9/21/2009, 6:32 pm

My avator is a pic from the internet, but this is a pic of one of mine.

they're all around 3"-3 1/2"

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PostSubject: Re: September Fish of the month!   September Fish of the month! Icon_minitime10/16/2009, 3:52 am

Here are a few I have
September Fish of the month! PB188498
September Fish of the month! PB188510
September Fish of the month! PB188489-1
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Aqualung wrote:
Here are a few I have
September Fish of the month! PB188498
September Fish of the month! PB188510
September Fish of the month! PB188489-1

Really nice looking pics.... Thanks for sharing.
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*Breeding: not easy but can be done, maternal mouth brooder


Mine breed like freakin' convicts, I cant stop em, help...
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Can't wait to see mine like that. They have a long way to go.
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Very nice pics!
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