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CHILOTILAPIA EUCHILUS

by Jannie Hoang
CHILOTILAPIA EUCHILUS

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 25 cm
Temperament: Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.5 - 8.5
General Hardness: Hard

 

Range

Africa: Lake Malawi

 

Reproduction

Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised with first foods such as baby brine shrimp.

 

Feeding

Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods.

 

Additional Comments

Relatively peaceful despite its large adult size. Large specimens often develop fleshy lips. Females remain smaller than males and are the same colour as juveniles. In nature mainly feeds on invertebrates.

 

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by Jannie Hoang

Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.