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Cyprichromis leptosoma "Mpulungu"

Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Miscellaneous

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £13.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: Temporarily out of stock



Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8.0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Cyprichromis leptosoma "Mpulungu"

A variety of the colourful midwater cichlid Cyprichromis leptosoma. This variety has a reddish brown body, electric blue fins, and a yellow tail.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A very gregarious species that must be kept in a group of at least six specimens. Provided they are given enough space males will not harm one another. Easily bullied by aggressive cichlids, so best kept alone or with benthic species that will ignore them. Likes to jump: keep the tank covered! A maternal mouthbrooder, spawning takes place in midwater. Incubation of the eggs takes about three weeks, after which the large fry are able to take newly hatched brine shrimps and plankton. A fascinating but difficult species.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperature 23-27C
Size 11 cm
Water Parameters Hard and alkaline water essential
Water PH 8.0-9.0