Phenochilus Tanzania

Phenochilus Tanzania

Please contact us at to confirm immediately availability. Livestock inventory is subject to change and prior sale. Fish shipments may take several days to fulfill.

  • $39.99

  • Note: In-store prices on livestock may vary from our website.

Click the dropdown box above to choose type/variation.

Click Here to See Images

The Placidochromis sp. Phenochilus Tanzania, or Star Sapphire Cichlid is a popular species of Haplochromis which are found along the shoreline between Makonde and Lupingu, Tanzania, and at Kasinda in Lake Malawi. Males of these species are highly sought after by aquarists for their stunning metallic blue color with glittering white and blue spots. Though females do not get the glittering spots, but instead display vertical bars and may develop the blue coloring over their entire body as they mature. Males can get to be about 10" in length and females are usually slightly smaller.



Scientific Name: Placidochromis sp.
Minimum Tank Size: 125 Gal
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Water Conditions:
78-82° F, pH 7.8 - 8.6
Max. Size: 10.0"
Color Form: Blue, Silver, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Lake Malawi
Family: Cichlidae


Images used on this site are for informational purposes only, for actual photos of livestock please contact us (877) 809-4067.