Rostratus Sand Diver

Rostratus Sand Diver

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $19.00
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General Information 

Rostratus Sand Divers are a unique species of African Cichlid that originated from Lake Malawi in Eastern African. These cichlids are known for their unique color pattern that is a beautiful blue and silver color. Juvenile and female Rostratus Sand Divers do not have much color but some silver and black patterns. Rostratus Sand Divers are also one of the largest African Cichlid species as they will grow to be about 16" in length. Like most other African Cichlids, Rostratus Sand Divers are mouth brooders. While some consider Rostratus Sand Divers to be less aggressive than most African Cichlids, they should still only be kept with other African Cichlids to help reduce some aggression towards other fish.  

Tankmates

Rostratus Sand Divers are an African Cichlid species so there is some level of aggression but some fish keepers have said that they are not as aggressive as some other species. With that being said, Rostratus Sand Divers should also only be kept with other African Cichlids that are the same or similar in size and temperament. 

Feeds

Rostratus Sand Divers are omnivores but should be fed a higher vegetation diet. Many African Cichlids are prone to Malawi Bloat or compaction. This can be reduced by feeding a high quality food that is high in vegetation like spirulina. They can also be fed a pellet that is specifically formulated for African Cichlids. 

FAQ's 

How big will Rostratus Sand Divers get?  These cichlids will grow to be about 16" in length. 

Are Rostratus Sand Divers aggressive? These are African Cichlids that are known for their aggression but many fish keepers say that these are not as aggressive as some species. 

Stats

Scientific name: Fossorochromis rostratus

Origin: Lake Malawi 

Average Adult Size: 16"

Temperament: Aggressive

Diet: Omnivore 

Breeding: Mouthbrooder

 

DOA Policy

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.

Shipping Policy

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.

FAQ

"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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