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Dwarf Altolamprologus Altolamprologus sp. 'Sumbu'

Category: Cichlids - Tanganyikan - Lamprologus

Size: 2-3cm

Price: £13.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 7 in 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 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 2-3cm

Altolamprologus sp. 'Sumbu' (Dwarf Altolamprologus)

A dwarf variety of Altolamprologus compressiceps, possibly a separate species. Prefers a quiet aquarium with numerous large shells, such as apple snail or whelk shells.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

These fish are endemic to Lake Tanganyika and are shell-dwelling micropredators. They will eat very small fishes but are otherwise peaceful. Because of their small size, best kept in a single-species aquarium or with other small cichlids.

They should be provided with plenty of shells or similar hiding places. Males are larger than the females. When breeding the female will select a shell which is small enough for her to fit in, but not big enough for the male. As a result the male will fertilise the eggs from outside the shell. Once the eggs are laid the female will prevent any fish from entering the shell and she will not leave until the fry are at the free swimming several days later. At this time it is a good idea to remove the parents otherwise there is a strong possibility the fry will be eaten.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Sumbu, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia
Temperature 23-27C
Size 8 cm (males); 5 cm (females)
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH Ideally between 8.0 and 8.5