Benthochromis tricoti

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English names : Blue & Gold Streak Benthochromis, Giant Featherfin
In their natural habitat this fish lives in large schools, so you should give them a lot of free swimming space.  In the a aquarium you can keep two males together with several females.  They are not very aggressive.  The aquarium should be set up with stones at the sides and background.  A sandy substrate is appreciated.

They are omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium not many reports are available.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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