The Electric Blue Johanni is a small cichlid fish native to the lakes of Malawi and central Africa. This vibrant species is a popular choice for fish owners due to its brilliant colors and moderately aggressive nature. Known by its popular name, the Mbuna, which translates to “rockfish” or “rock-dwelling,” the Electric Blue Johanni resides in the rocky areas found in shallow areas of lakes.
While the name Electric Blue Johanni describes the wonderous and bright blue color, the name does not represent the entire species. Males have a bright blue color, whereas females and young fish tend to be yellow to orange. Regardless, this fish is a favorite due to the colorful blue checkered pattern of the males.
The Electric Blue Johanni is a somewhat aggressive fish, which makes their care difficult. Experts recommend these fish receive care from intermediate to expert level fish caretakers. For maximum health and peace within the tank, it is best to have one male to several females to avoid conflict between rival males.
While fish experts express that this species works best in captivity with a single male and several females, they can cohabitate within a tank with similar fish species. Ideal tank mates include the Cobalt Zebra, Red Empress, African Butterfly Peacock, Electric Yellow, Kenyi Cichlid, and Lemon Cichlid.
The Electric Blue Johanni is an omnivore by nature. Their diet in their natural habitat consists of small benthic invertebrates, zooplankton, and Aufwuchs. Given their wide variety of consumable items, this fish is ideal for pet owners as they have many options for fish food. Experts recommend refraining from feeding these fish in a single large quantity but instead spreading their feedings into multiple smaller meals.
Another crucial aspect to remember with this species is to avoid beef hearts or other mammal proteins. This fact is important because when this species consumes these proteins, they risk contracting Malawi bloat, a significant health risk to the fish. In addition, adding vitamins and supplements will ensure your fish stay happy and healthy.
How do you tell the differences between male and female Electric Blue Johanni fish?
Males of the species have an intense blue hue and grow larger than their female counterparts, where females are orange or yellow in color.
How do you differentiate a Johanni from a Mangano?
While the two male versions of these species look very similar when examined closely, the Johanni has a deeper body, and the Mangano has a more elongated and slender body.
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 butshipping 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 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey 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 thehealth 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 thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"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.
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