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Dolphin Cichlid Dolphin Cichlid Scientific Name: Cyrtocara moorii, Haplochromis moorii Family : Cichlidae Species Type : African Cichlids, Lake Malawi Adult Size : 8 inches (cm) Life Expectancy : 12 years Habitat : East African Lake Malawi Minimum Tank Size : 55 gallons Temperament : Generally peaceful but may be territorial. Diet & Nutrition : Carnivorous - prefers live foods or frozen
foods over flake or pellet foods. Description : Cyrtocara moorii is a beautiful, mild-tempered fish that is a delight to keep. It is commonly known in the hobby as the Malawi Blue Dolphin, and was once classified as Haplochromis moorii. Now it is the only species belonging to the genus Cyrtocara. The nickname Blue Dolphin originates from the shape of its head � a nuchal hump and bill-like mouth � which resembles that of a dolphin. This fish is quite rare in Lake Malawi, although it has a very wide distribution. Notwithstanding, most exports come from Lumbaulo and Malombe. It has been in the hobby f…

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