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Kennyi African Cichlid
The Kennyi African Cichlid (Pseudotropheus lombardoi) is a freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae. This species originates from the shores of Lake Malawi, East Africa.
The male Kennyi African Cichlid is golden yellow with faint vertical bars and has egg spots on the anal fin along with a lighter colored stomach area, while the female is purple to blue with the same faint bars and lighter stomach area.
This species will deteriorate under poor water conditions and is hence very important to replicate their natural environment as close as possible. Due to their large size -6 inches, a minimum tank of 50 gallons is recommended for one male and several females.
Water temperatures should be kept at 76.0°F to 82.0°F (24.4°C to 27.8°C) with a pH range of 7.8 to 8.6. Gravel makes a suitable substrate, and crushed coral can help maintain the high pH. They also need a lot of rocks for shelter and territories.
The Kennyi African Cichlid is highly aggressive and is not considered to be a community fish. They can live up to 10 years with proper care.
The Kennyi African Cichlid is an omnivore and will appreciate both plant and meat-based foods. However, the primary focus should be vegetative matter.
Some of their favorite foods include Cichlid Excel Mini
- Brine shrimp
It is recommended to feed them in small amounts several times a day to avoid overfeeding them since they are enthusiastic eaters.
The kennyi Cichlid is not considered to be a community fish due to its very aggressive nature. Males will attack and kill other males of the same species in the tank. For the same species, they should be kept in groups of one male and several females.
However, they can also be kept with other fish such as:
Frequently asked questions
How big do Kennyi African Cichlids get?
The Kennyi African Cichlid will reach a length of six inches when fully grown in an aquarium.
Are Kennyi African Cichlids aggressive?
The Kennyi African Cichlid is an extremely aggressive member of the Cichlidae family and is not considered to be a community fish. However, they can be kept with other Kennyi Cichlids on the ratio of one male to over two females.
What fish can live with the Kennyi African Cichlid?
Despite the Kennyi African Cichlid being very aggressive, some other fish can be kept in the same tank as the kennyi Cichlid without too much trouble. These fish include; Malawi Mbuna, Auratus, Cobalt Blue, Johanni, Pindani, Red Zebra, and Tropheops.
Scientific Name: Maylandia lombardoi
Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.