Placidochromis electra

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 16 cm - 6.5"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English names : Deepwater hap, Electra
Calm, peaceful fish that can be kept together with other peaceful cichlids from lake Malawi.  Only during breeding times he makes a territory.  The aquarium should be decorated with a lot of rocks and stones that form caves and crevices.  Some plants on the sides can be used for decoration as well.  The aquarium should be sandy because the animals search for food in it.

You should give them live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is rather easy.  Up to 50 eggs are laid.  The female takes the eggs in her mouth.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After 3 weeks the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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