Neochromis omnicaeruleus species article

Neochromis omnicaeruleus

Neochromis omnicaeruleus Makobe Island. Photo by Don Greg Steeves.

Another great Lake Victoria species article courtesy of Don Greg Steeves has been added to the Species Profiles section. Neochromis omnicaeruleus is an interestingly colored cichlid found in several locations in Lake Victoria. Some are pie-bald while others are OB and even all blue. The article goes into detail about the different color patterns and their relation to sex and collection sites.

While this species isn’t particularly common in the hobby, it can be found on some stock lists or at auctions. Sometimes under the name of Haplochromis sp. ‘tricolor fulu’. Like many species from Lake Victoria, Neochromis omnicaeruleus is endangered. If you think you might be interested in keeping N. omnicaeruleus, the article includes a section about properly caring this species. Additional photos and details can be found in the Species Profile. Discussion on this species should be done in the Lake Victoria section of the forum.

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