Ctenochromis horei

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Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 18 cm - 7"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
Very aggressive fish that needs a lot of space.  You only can keep them together with other fishes that are large enough.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks that form caves and hiding places.  A territory is made.  The substrate should be sandy because they search for food in the substrate.  You should keep one male together with several females.  Aggression during breeding time can be divided in that way. 

You should give them large, live food such as shrimp and small fishes.  A part of the food should be vegetable.  Frozen food is accepted as well.

Breeding is rather easy.  20-50 eggs are laid and fertilized.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  After about 3 weeks the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother.  The young fishes can be raised with baby brine shrimp.  C. Horei is a popular hostess for the eggs of Synodontis multipunctatus. 

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