Star sapphire cichlid (Placidochromis Phenochilus) is absolutely one of the most stunning breeds of cichlids due to its shiny blue color and sparkling silver spots similarly to a star sapphire gemstone, which gives a premium look to your aquarium. Unlike most other common cichlids, Star sapphire cichlids are brighter in color and have a silkier looking body surface. These fish can live up to 8 years if given a healthy environment with good care and maintenance.
Latin Name: Placidochromis Phenochilus
Maximum Size: 8 inches
pH: 7.5 to 8.5
Temperature: 75 to 85 degrees F
Water Hardness: Hard
Behavior: Semi- aggressive (May chase/ nibble other fish)
Native Region: Lake Malawi, Africa
Source Of Fish: Captive bred
Minimum Tank Requirements: 60-gallon tank with aeration
Diet: Pellets, flakes, dried krill or frozen aquatic foods
Suitable Tank Mates: Malawi fish, plecos, Severum and other species of greater size
Overall Ease Of Care: Medium (Appropriate for keepers with basic expertise)
Beautiful fish, who came healthy and were true to the size ordered. I ordered 3 fish and only 2 came. They immediately refunded me. I I was definitely bummed out that I didn’t get that particular fish that I was really looking forward to but, I understand things happen. The packaging was very good and the website was easy to maneuver through. I’d like to order through them again!