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Premium Quality
Cobalt Blue Cichlid for Sale
We also stock the Snow White and the OB color variations of this same Cichlid species. See them below on this page.
     
Cobalt Blue Cichlid for sale
     
Above: a beautiful mature male Cobalt Blue Cichlid for sale at our online store.    
     
Cobalt Blue Cichlid for Sale    
         

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2151

Cobalt Blue Cichlid for sale

 
Premium
Cobalt Blue  Mbuna Cichlid

 
Pictures: a 5" long mature male Cobalt swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us took this picture. Click on each picture to see a large picture. 
 
The strain we have to sell now is the best available, as you can see in the picture.

 
Many think this is the most beautiful of all the Mbunas and one of the most beautiful fish in the world.
 
Maximum size: about 7" long, which makes this one of the larges Mbuna Cichlids.

  
 
       

2165

Snow White Mbuna Cichlid
Snow White Zebra, and African Cichlid from Lake Malawi, for sale at AquariumFish.ner, where you can shop online for African Cichlids.

 
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Snow White
Mbuna Cichlid

 
Pictures: a 4" long mature male above, and a 4" long mature female below in our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture.
 
The strain we have to sell now is the best available, as you can see in the picture.
 
By carefully comparing these two pictures, you can get some clues to telling males from females.
 
Maximum size: about 7" long, which makes this one of the larges Mbuna Cichlids.

 
 
       

2173

OB Mbuna Cichlid

 
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O.B.
Mbuna Cichlid
 
Pictures: 5" long O.B. Male in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture.
 
Maximum size: about 7" long, which makes this one of the larges Mbuna Cichlids.
 
The strain we have to sell now is the best available, as you can see in the picture.

 
 
       

21Z1

Red OB Zebra

 
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Red O.B.
Mbuna Cichlid

 
Pictures: 5" long O.B. Male in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture.
 
Maximum size: about 7" long, which makes this one of the larges Mbuna Cichlids.
 
The strain we have to sell now is the best available, as you can see in the picture.

 
 
       

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Scientific Name: Maylandia callainos
Formerly: Pseudotropheus zebra and several other names.

   
Comments: These are fabulous fish with vibrant colors.

Origin: These fish are Mbunas, which is a large family of Cichlid fish that originally only lived along the shores among the piles of rocks in Lake Malawi in East Africa. But now they live in aquariums all over the world. There are many species of Mbunas for sale in this store.

Maximum Size: In aquariums, Cobalt Blues can grow to be about 7" long, including their tails, which makes them one of the largest Mbunas.

Behaviors: Cobalt Blues are usually very aggressive fish and from time to time males have long energetic battles.

Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, other Mbuna species and Synodontis Catfish. Click here for more about Synodontis Catfish. Click here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.

Temperature: Mbunas live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being perhaps ideal. Click here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and aquarium heaters.

Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is best to feed to Mbunas. Smaller sized pellets when young, and larger sized pellets when bigger, is the ideal food for these fish. Do not feed them meaty foods or worms or they may get Malawi Bloat. Click here to learn more about and shop online for premium fish foods.

Water Conditions: Lake Malawi has hard alkaline water and that is best for all the fish, who's ancestors lived there. But these fish can adapt to most types of water, and so as usual it's best not to try to change the pH or alkalinity. Click here for a lot more information about aquarium water conditions.

Aquarium Size: Mbunas like this Cobalt Blue, will eventually need to live in an aquarium with at least 80-gallons of water. Each Mbuna will need at least 5-gallons of water, and Mbunas live best in an aquarium with at least 15 other Mbunas of about the same size.

Decor: Mbunas do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water. Click here for more about aquarium gravel.

Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, but Mbunas will usually dig plants up, so most Mbuna aquariums do not have live plants, Mbunas love rocks and rocky caves.

Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. Most 80-gallon aquariums have room along the back for two Penguin 350B Filters, and this is sort of a minimal Mbuna set up. Better is a 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back. Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.

The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.

Life Span: Mbunas can live for several years. Keep the water conditions excellent and feed them premium foods, and they will most likely breed and produce the next generation of fish for your aquarium.

Gender: It's difficult to tell males from females, when they are very small, but easy when they are mature, because the males change color and become a very vibrant blue, while the female usually stays a somewhat duller shade of blue.

Breeding: Cobalt Blues and all Mbunas are mouthbrooders. A female lays eggs, a male fertilizes the eggs, and the female picks up the eggs in her mouth. She'll brood them for about 3-weeks, then release them in the aquarium. They are miniature versions of their mother and very cute! Click here to read more about breeding mouthbrooders. the aquarium. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.

Popularity: Since the 1960s Cobalt Blues and other Mbunas from Lake Malawi have been very popular fish.

Names: The scientific name for Cobalt Blue is Maylandia callainos.

Variations: There is the Snow White Mbuna, the OB variation, and an Albino variation, which are all color and pattern variations of the same species.

Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Mbunas, including a picture gallery.

We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.

DrT - 01/20/2015

Picture Gallery
 
Snow White Mbuna Cichlid for sale
 
Snow White Mbuna Cichlid for sale
 
OB Mbuna Cichlid for sale
 
The fish in the pictures are all different color and different pattern varieties of the same species.
 

 
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