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Buccochromis Rhoadesii, also known as Yellow Lepturus, is a stunning freshwater fish that endemic to lakes in South Africa.  In the wide, This fish lives in small groups at depths of 15-30 metres. They are piscivorous and will chase smaller fish to eat.  Buy Live Fish  and Aquarium Plants with Coburg Aquarium in Australia

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Features of Buccochromis Rhoadesii:

  • Males will become much colorful as mature.
  • Some of them have minor black pigmentation spots, these spots are harmless and are typically associated with diet
  • In the wild, this fish patrols open water over mud, or close to large rock piles, searching for small fish to prey on
  • In the aquarium Buccochromis rhoadesii is relatively peaceful. Males can be sometimes aggressive toward their own species
  • The lifespan of this fish: 10 -12 years


Buccochromis Rhoadesii: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Buccochromis Rhoadesii:

Because of its size and its cruising nature, a large tank is required. If keeping a male and several females, a 6 foot tank should be a minimum length

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Buccochromis Rhoadesii Tank Mate Compatibility:

The males are very territorial towards males of the same species, It is better to have 3 – 4 females to every male. Other possible tank mates could be:

Buccochromis Rhoadesii Food :

Food high in protein is recommended. Smaller fish that will fit in B. rhoadesii's mouth should be avoided:

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Buccochromis Rhoadesii Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Investing in a high-quality pump can ensure that the water in your take is constantly moving. Powerful filtration systems are a must too. These fish are known to produce a lot of waste. Good brands to take:

Power head Brands:

Aquarium Heater

The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium plants are a good option to provide them places to hide out. They aren't prone to digging.  Buy live Aquarium Plants Online Click Here

Aquarium Decorations

The aquarium should provide with many hiding places and a large space to allow each individual to find refuge if necessary. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Cover the bottom of the tank with a thick layer of fine sand.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

Preferred Water Parameters :

Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.