Turkana Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis exsul)

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Remarks: Hemichromis exsul, known as the Turkana Jewel Cichlid, is a brilliant pink fish with jet-black fins and blue iridescence in the dorsal fin. They are considered a dwarf cichlid species because they rarely grow past 3.5" in length. They are great for small tanks (20 Long or greater) and can be kept with a small school of medium sized African tetras, such as Congo Tetras, or catfish like Synodontis spp. It is best to provide them with a sandy substrate that they can move around as they please to create burrows for spawning. 

Scientific Name: Hemichromis exsul

Common Name: Turkana Jewel Cichlid

Max Size: 3.5"

pH: 5.0-7.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: West Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: West African cichlids, catfish, larger schooling fish.

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