Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Blue Dolphin Cichlid

Facts and Information

blue dolphin cichlid

Found widespread in Lake Malawi in shallow waters.  This species is also called the Hump-head Cichlid.  The bright blue metallic coloration of this fish with the pronounced nuchal hump makes it resemble a dolphin and is an aquarium keeper’s favorite.  The genus name "Cyrtocara" comes from the Greek words "kyrtos" (bent) and "kara" (face).

PH Levels - 7.4 to 8.2

Hardness Levels - 160 to 530 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Large

Aggression Level - 3

Possible Tankmates - Haps of Lake Malawi, Yellow Leptura

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus