African cichlids: This fish tolerates pHs from 6.5 to 8.0 while preferring pHs at near the higher end of this range. Water hardness is not critical, but it prefers very hard water. Optimum temperature ranges from (68-85°F).
Feeding: Feeding is simple with the fish taking prepared foods as well as live and frozen foods. Periodic feedings of Daphnia or other live foods are helpful in color maintenance, general health and breeding