Callochromis macrops

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Large-Eyed Mouthbrooder
This fish is rather aggressive to species of their own kind.  You should keep one male together with several females.  You can keep them together with other species from Lake Tanganyika.  Plants can be used for decoration.

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

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a pit.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  There the eggs are incubated for about 3 weeks.  The male does not form a bond with the females. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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