Above: In this picture a young premium quality mature Male Tanganyika Cipra "Chaitika Black Head Variation" Cichlid is swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These mature males have bright metallic blue bodies with long ventral fins underneath.
Origin: The ancestors of this Opthalmotilapia ventralis lived in Lake Tanganyika. But now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, males are able to grow to be about 6" long, including their tails, and females to about 5" long, which is a nice big size for aquariums of 80-gallons and greater.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, Malawi Peacocks, mild tempered Mbunas like the Lemon Yellow Mbuna, and Synodontis Catfish, also some of the other Cichlid species Lake Tanganyika. Click here for more about Synodontis Catfish. Click here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.