Hi, I’m Maru

I am ready for my new forever home after staying here with the RSPCA for a while. My new home would need a tank at least 3 feet long, a 4 foot tank would be best though as I still have quite a bit of growing to do and can reach 30cm in length when I am fully grown.

I don't really like other fish and will eat anything that fits in my mouth - I really need to be kept on my own in my tank. My new owner should have some experience with keeping larger cichlids like me.

Ask the staff for more info such as my preferred water parameters - PH etc or about the adoption procedure.

Want to adopt Maru?
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Note: If an animal is located at Petbarn, RSPCA World For Pets or RSPCA Op Shops, you can visit the store direct.

Please note:

  • A property check may be required before ADOPTION to ensure the safety and welfare of adoption animals. Rental agreements allowing pets will be required for adoptions into rental properties. Differential pricing may apply.
  • The website is live and updates frequently, there is a chance that by the time you have completed the Apply to Adopt form the animal you have an interest in might have been adopted by another party.
  • While our shelters are open, not every pet available for adoption will be onsite and available in person. To express your interest, Apply to Adopt online and if it's a perfect match you will be shortlisted and contacted via phone by our Adoption Team to discuss the animal in detail.