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Bumblebee African Cichlid

Old Price $6.59
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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Spirulina
  • Maximum size: 6"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Experience level: Advanced
  • Tank Setup: 29+ gallons, plus rock and/or driftwood
Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

African cichlids are very popular with fish hobbyists because there are so many different types to choose from. There are many species of African cichlids, including the rock-dwelling cichlids from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. These active and intriguing freshwater fish come in a range of eye-catching colors and sizes, allowing you to create a diverse, fascinating show tank.

They are generally peaceful with fish of the same size and temperament, but may eat any fish small enough to fit into their mouths. They may also be territorial and aggressive to others of their species. Cichlids are middle-swimmers, so be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Learn about the Bumblebee African Cichlid

Scientific Name
Pseudothropheus crabro



Swimming Range

Feeding Habits
Live blood worms, crickets, brine shrimp, mealworms, glass worms and tubifex worms. Frozen beef heart, hi-pro, daphnia, glass worms, blood worms, plankton, brine shrimp and glass worms. Freeze dried and tablet foods also accepted.

Lake Malawi Africa: Densely decorate with rocks, clay pots and driftwood. Java Fern and Java Moss are the best live plants for decoration, as they will not be demolished by the cichlids.

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Bumblebee African Cichlid
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Bumblebee African Cichlid is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fish I love my bumblebee cichlid! It has an amazing personality. It is very friendly to me and will gladly take food out of my hand. It has amazing color changes due to its mood. Can go from a yellow with black stripe to a complete black in seconds. Like all cichlids can be very aggressive, so its best to keep with other africans. Make sure you have a large enough tank for these guys! I have had mine less than a year and mine is pushing 7 inches.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this fish he or she is great mine doesnt have stripes like they usually have but still very nice. the stripes can change from none to full black in seconds very cool.
Date published: 2010-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When I first got my cichlids it was just a trial becuase I have never had any before. At first they were in a 10 gallon tank becuase I was putting them into a 36 gallon tank in my school. I had just a male at the time and he soon grew to six inches in just one summer. When school started and I got my cichlid in the tank he loved it. I then got him a female when I saw he was fully grown and also got some other types of cichlids to go in the same tank. They all get along well and I have had no problems with them getting along. The male will break up any fights and he seems to be very intelligent. They know when it is me when they are getting feed. They seem to not pay as much attention to anyone else but when i get near the tank they all come up to the glass to say hi. All in all they are hardy, easy to take care of, fun to watch, are very intelliget, and pretty too.
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fish I have one of these bumble bee african cichlids and he's awesome. I love to watch to see how intense his strips are.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice color but is very shy, unless it's feeding time. They might nip at other cichlids when feeding too. Other than that it's a great fish.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bumble Bee cichlid thier are awesome but tend to be very aggressive he killed 2 fish a bolivan ram cichlid and cory cat and live for long time
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fish My Bumblebee Afrrican Chichlid is a very good and interesting pet to have in my aquarium. He's very active, and even though at the moment he is alone, he is still curious around the tank. He's very pretty and smart because he knows when I'm going to feed him. If your concerned about aggression, I wouldn't be because there not as aggressive as some people make them out to be. He's very peacful and I havn't expeirienced any problems with my cichlid.
Date published: 2011-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets somewhat large and territorial We named ours Fishstick because I almost cooked him just to have fun lol He settle down when his tank mates started to grow out. Just keep them with compatible cichlids. Do your research. The really are cool fish. They are known as camilian (sp) fish they can make a radical color change from brown and black bars to completely black depending on their mood
Date published: 2018-06-29
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how do tell which one is female?

Asked by: kapoo

what kind of water do they live in??

Asked by: fishnerd2315
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