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CYPRICHROMIS LEPTOSOMA KIKU LEMON BREAST

by Jannie Hoang
CYPRICHROMIS LEPTOSOMA KIKU LEMON BREAST

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 9 cm
Temperament: Schooling fish, mostly peaceful.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.8 - 9.0
General Hardness: Hard

 

Range

Africa: Lake Tanganyika

 

Reproduction

Mouthbrooder, females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming.

 

Feeding

Carnivorous. Eats all normal foods.

 

Additional Comments

Best kept in a school with other (less aggressive) Tanganyikan Cichlids. In nature this species congregates in large schools in open water near rocky habitats, where it feeds on zoo plankton. Cyprichromis occur in many differently coloured geographic variations, multiple colour forms are often present in a single population.

 

CHECK COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER SPECIES

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.