Callochromis pleurospilus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Red Spot Callochromis
This fish is rather aggressive to species of their own kind.  You should keep one male together with several females.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks and stones that form caves and hiding places.  A sandy substrate is appreciated because they search after food in it.  You can use plants for decoration as well.

They are omnivorous but they prefer Artemia and mosquito larvae.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is rather easy.  The male makes a few craters in the sand.  Up to 30 eggs are laid and fertilized in the crater.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth for further incubation during about 3 weeks.

Photo Credit
Magdalena Kwolek

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