Paratilapia sp. Bleekeri 'Andapa' "Black Diamond"



Paratilapia sp. Bleekeri 'Andapa' "Black Diamond"

  • Origin: Madagascar  Andapa “cuvette”
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Breeding: Substrate Spawner
  • Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
  • Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
  • Maximum Size: 12"
  • Temperature: 80°F
  • pH: 8.0 - 8.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft
  • Difficulty: 1

The paratilapia 'Andapa' is a stunning cichlid species with its rich black body covered in large metallic speckles. They can be successfully kept singly in a mixed African cichlid tank. Tank size when fully grown should be a minimum of 120 gallon. They can be fed frozen or prepared pellet foods. This is an endangered species therefore the majority on the market are tank or farm raised in an effort to preserve this incredibly stunning species.


10" female, 3.5" unsexed