Chromidotilapia guentheri
 

77F
Explanation of the symbols

73F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : West Africa
Length : 16 cm - 6.5"
Min. length aquarium : 160 cm - 65"
English name : Guenther's Mouthbrooder
You should keep this fish as a pair because they are very aggressive to species of their own kind.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots that form hiding places and caves.  The substrate should be sandy.  Because he digs in the substrate plants should be anchored very well.

You should give them live food.  They eat a lot.

Breeding is rather easy.  At higher temperatures 150 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  After that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  When the young fishes are swimming free the male takes them in his mouth as well when they are in danger. 

 

Photo Credit
Theo van Meegen

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