Animal Stories - Blue moorii

Animal-World Information about: Blue moorii

The Blue Moorii is called the 'Hump-head' because it will develop a pronounced bump on its head!
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Sandra Cox - 2017-02-28
I am very interested in buying a blue dolphin cichlid.

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  • Veronica - 2017-10-01
    I have quite a bit of different sizes of blue dolphin!!
tp - 2015-12-19
Can I put Juvenile blue dolphin and snow white cichlids in my African cichili tank? Currently I have Yellow Electric, Electric blue, Frontosa

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  • Dan - 2016-03-09
    How big your tank? Should be 75 gallons or more. How big are your current fish? The new ones should be of similar size. The electric yellows and the frontosa are normally very accepting of new tank mates.
Aritra - 2015-08-25
Can i have a breeding pair?

viiny - 2014-02-09
I bought 8 juveniles yesterday, all are 1' or so. How long before their colors pop and they look like the blue moorii adults? I have them in a 90 gallon tank.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-12
    They usually start taking on blue coloring at around 4cm, so you should see this soon.
Larry Villajuan - 2013-04-24
how do i know the male and female blue moorii hamp head. its a deferent color and shape 


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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-24
    The 'Sex: Sexual differences' section above gives you a good idea of how to tell the difference between the male and female. As it points out, it is difficult, only once they are mature are your chances are a bit better.
  • Bec - 2013-10-26
    When they are mature the males will get silver spots on their fin (close to the bum) that is how you tell with any cichlid :)
Kelly - 2013-08-27
We have 4 mooriis in a 75 gal. They're right at a year. Purchased a 125 gallon tank today, I know they'll be happy once we can move them! Love these fish. Very docile, only tank mates are various plecos. They do spook when we approach the tank, and hide in the slate caves we made. Any suggestions on tank mates for these guys...keeping in mind they are extremely easily spooked? I don't want any chance for them to get hurt!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-28
    It would be best to keep them with other cichlids of similar size. They are considered a semi-agressive fish and wouldn't do well with other community fish or other cichlids which are smaller than them. You can try using this Fish Finder application to determine good tankmates. It's helpful because you can put in every parameter of your particular aquarium!
liz - 2013-04-22
I have six blue moori juviniles in a five foot community tank. my tank is very mixed with fish that arent supposed to be compatible, but i have never had any problems with them. the moories have been a great addition to the tank, swimming around in a group together they don't disturb any of the other fish, and vice versa. my bossy parrot fish tried to show them who the tank boss was at first, but they quickly put him in his place and peace has reigned ever since. I realise that at some point i will have to get another tank for all the bigger species in my tank, but that is a few years away yet and I am enjoying watching them all together at the moment.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-22
    Very nice that your Blue Moorii additions are doing well and everybody's happy! I've had similar situations Liz, fish that aren't supposed to be compatible doing fine if the tank is large enough and there is enough diversity in decor and tankmates to keep everybody occupied.
brett - 2013-04-01
This is such a great article! its really helped me A LOT in starting my new tank and as a first time Cichlid keeper. thanks heaps! :)

mitch logan - 2011-06-21
I have a blue moorii in my tank. I put it in yesterday but my ob zebra smashing it and its got half of its scales left on the moorii what can I do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-08
    Remove one of them.
Anonymous - 2012-10-08
I just got my first batch a blue dolphin fry sooooooo cute guys

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-18
    Congratulations! That is so exciting... let us know how they do. I've been working on trying to breed some geophagus, but no action yet. Also Jack Dempseys, and they are spawning.  So I really like hearing about successes:)