Buccochromis rhoadesii

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 35 cm - 14"
Min. length aquarium : 250 cm - 100"
English name : Yellow Lepturus
Predatory fish, that you should not combine with small fish as they will  be mistaken for food and consumed.  The aquarium should be decorated with  substrate of fine gravel and a lot of rocks and stones on the sides and background that form caves and crevices.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  They like a lot of oxygen in the water.  You should keep one male together with several females.

You should give them powerful live food, such as small fish and mussels.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

They have been bred in the aquarium already, but i did not find further details.  They are mouthbreeders. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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