Product Details


15cm - 20cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

Water Conditions

 Thysochromis ansorgi is a species of cichlid found in West Africa, particularly in the Niger River basin. It is known by the common name "Niger Delta Redthroat" or "Ansorge's Mouthbrooder." Here are some key features and care considerations for Thysochromis ansorgi:

Key Features:

  • Coloration: Mature males of Thysochromis ansorgi are known for their vibrant and striking coloration. They often exhibit red and yellow hues, especially on the throat area.
  • Size: Adult Niger Delta Redthroats can reach a size of around 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters).

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical environment with temperatures between 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  • pH Levels: Aim for slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, ideally between 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Keep water hardness in the soft to medium range, around 5 to 15 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Aquarium Size: A tank of at least 50 gallons is recommended for a pair or a small group of Thysochromis ansorgi.
  • Decoration: Provide hiding spots with the use of caves, rocks, and driftwood. These cichlids appreciate a well-decorated tank that mimics their natural environment.
  • Substrate: Use sand or fine gravel substrate to replicate their native habitat.

Tank Mates:

  • Thysochromis ansorgi can be territorial, especially during breeding.
  • Suitable tank mates include other West African cichlids that prefer similar water conditions.

Feeding Habits:

  • Thysochromis ansorgi is omnivorous. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality pellets, flakes, and supplement with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular water changes are crucial to maintain water quality.
  • Ensure proper filtration and provide a well-maintained environment for optimal health.

Breeding Behavior:

  • Like many cichlids, Thysochromis ansorgi is known for its breeding behavior.
  • During the breeding season, males may intensify their colors, and females typically lay eggs in carefully chosen locations. The female guards the eggs, and after hatching, the fry can be kept in a separate tank

Thysochromis Ansorgi

SGD 20.00


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