Cyrtocara is a monotypic genus of cichlid fish. The single species, Cyrtocara moorii, is endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa. The species is popular among aquarium keepers where it is known as the humphead cichlid, blue dolphin cichlid, malawi dolphin or simply as moorii.
The malawi dolphin can grow up to 20 cm. They are varying shades of blue, ranging from turqoise to a silvery-blue, and grow a distinctive hump on their forehead.
The malawi dolphin is best kept at temperatures of 75-78°F. It is relatively tame except when it is spawning.
FishBase (2006) Eds. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. World Wide Web electronic publication. fishbase.org version (07/2006).
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