The Polit Cichlid is a very aggressive freshwater cichlid from Lake Malawi in Africa. This fish is not recommended for beginner hobbyists and should be housed in an aquarium less than 55 gallons. Even though they are small fish, beware because they are quite mean!
Polit Cichlid Care:
Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus polit
Natural Habitat: Lake Malawi Africa
Common Names: Polit Cichlid
Beginner Fish: No, Care level is moderate.
Adult Size: 3-4 inches.
Life Span: 18 Years.
Tank Mates: Do not malawi mbuna with Pseudotropheus groups. If you want to put more than one Polit in a tank, keep 1 male per 2+ females.
Tank Size: 55 gallons and up.
Tank Region: Bottom of the tank.
Water Temperature: 78°F – 80°F
Water pH: 7.8 – 8.2
Feeding: They are Herbivores and need a diet low in protein.
Gender: Males are white with a black face, females are grayish with a black bar down side.